Upper Back Pain
Upper back pain can range from mild and moderate to severe pain. Upper back pain can cause pain that is so intense it becomes debilitating. This is why it is important to get to the root cause of your upper back pain, so that you can get the most appropriate treatment for it. At Aloha Wellness - Chiropractic and Nutrition in North Central San Antonio, TX, we can help. Our chiropractor, Dr. Clayton Clark, provides natural treatment methods for upper back pain and other ailments.
Causes and Symptoms of Upper Back Pain
Soft tissue injuries are usually to blame for upper back pain. Strains or sprains are typical for causing upper back pain. If you have poor posture or look downwards for a long period of time, you can put unnecessary stress on the muscles in your upper back, leading to pain. Common activities and other things that can lead to upper back pain include:
- Neck injury and whiplash
- Text neck
- Poor posture
- Not lifting properly
- Carrying heavy objects
- Wearing a backpack that is overloaded
- Contact sports
- Repetitive movements
In older patients, compression fractures and osteoporosis are common for causing upper back pain. Sometimes, it is possible that a herniated disc or even spinal stenosis is what’s causing your upper back pain.
Common symptoms of upper back pain are:
- Tenderness to the touch
You may also have pain in the lower back or pain that radiates down the legs. These usually only occur with a spinal injury.
Chiropractic Care for Upper Back Pain
When you first visit us for upper back pain, Dr. Clark will perform a physical exam to look for the root cause of your pain. We want to determine if you have any underlying conditions, as well. After a proper diagnosis, our chiropractor will make a customized treatment plan for you. This can include one or a combination of our methods.
The most commonly used technique for upper back pain is spinal manipulation. This method works to realign the spine, alleviating pressure and tension in the back. Pain and spasms are greatly reduced when these adjustments are used.
We also offer cold laser therapy, which alleviates pain in the soft tissues of the upper back. This method improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation to promote healing in the body. Our chiropractor will also give you strengthening and stretching exercises. These will improve your range of motion.
Visit Our Chiropractor in North Central San Antonio, TX for Upper Back Pain Relief
If you are suffering from upper back pain, we can help. At Aloha Wellness - Chiropractic and Nutrition in North Central San Antonio, TX, Dr. Clark will find the right treatment methods to alleviate your pain and help you heal. Call us today to schedule an appointment.