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Upper Back Pain Treatment with our Tracy Chiropractor

Chiropractor treating patient for upper back pain

Chronic pain affects millions of people per year, causing loss of productivity and lowering quality of life. When it comes to chronic pain, back pain is at the top of the list. People typically suffer from either lower or upper back pain. 

For many people, chronic back pain is a part of daily life, but it doesn't have to be. Your chiropractor can help treat your pain so you can start enjoying life again.

What Is The Cause Of Pain In The Upper Back?

This type of pain may have several causes including the following:

  • Strained muscles
  • Osteoporosis
  • Aging
  • Joint dysfunction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Poor posture
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Spinal conditions like scoliosis

Oftentimes pain in the upper back area is due to poor posture or muscle strain. Sitting at a desk all day or doing other work that has you sitting, craning your neck or being hunched over are all culprits. What's worse is that people become so accustomed to living with the discomfort of chronic pain that they don't take steps to address the problem, instead just suffering through or relying on pain medication. The good news is there are solutions. Are you struggling with upper back pain? Here are some common symptoms:

  • Muscle spasms; they can be mild to severe and debilitating.
  • Neck and shoulder pain. Pain may be a dull ache, a burning sensation or sharp pains.
  • Numbness or tingling sensations.

When Should You Get Help For Upper Back Pain?

Occasional pain happens. You may lift or twist wrong or strain yourself during sports. This isn't typically a problem unless the pain is severe or persistent. However, chronic pain is a sign that something is wrong. You should absolutely consult your physician when pain is interfering with your life or causing chronic discomfort. 

Also, it's extremely important to get help immediately if upper back pain is accompanied by shortness of breath or chest pain, as this may be a sign of a heart attack. 

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Your Upper Back Pain?

Your chiropractor will evaluate the cause of your pain and take a look at your lifestyle and habits to help relieve your pain. A combination of adjustment, soft tissue massage, and other techniques can help reduce pain and inflammation while assisting with things like posture and exercise recommendations can help address the triggers that lead to chronic pain.

To learn more about how chiropractic care can help your pain, contact Ringer Chiropractic in Tracy today. You can schedule a consultation and discuss your symptoms, as well as learn more about the services available. Contact Ringer Chiropractic at 209-835-2225.