June 30, 2022
When you sit at a desk all day, it’s hard to hold good posture. As a result, you feel pain in your upper back, but this problem may require more than just correcting your slouching!
When you think of visiting a chiropractor, you may think of lower back issues or spinal alignment, but the truth is that your chiropractor can help with upper back pain as well. In fact, here are three good reasons why you should see a chiropractor for this particular problem!
Upper Back Pain Can Be Debilitating.
Although less common than lower back pain, problems with the upper back can be just as uncomfortable. Pain in this area can be triggered by motion in the arms or neck, meaning that basically anything you do with your head or hands could result in upper back pain.
It often manifests as a burning sensation between the shoulder blades, stiffness in the back, and pain in the area, but it can also show up at tightness in the chest area, trouble breathing deeply, neck pain, or even indigestion. You shouldn’t ignore these symptoms because treatment is rather simple—chiropractic care can address the cause behind your upper back pain, enabling you to return to normal activities without discomfort.
Upper Back Pain Impacts Other Areas of the Body.
Remember that your body consists of multiple interconnected systems. When you have pain in your upper back, other parts of your body can be affected. For instance, a herniated disc or other problem in the upper back can also result in pain, tingling, or stiffness in the arms, which can be detrimental for certain types of work. If your back pain is causing trouble with your neck, it can also limit your range of motion with your head.
By addressing the root cause of the problem, i.e., your upper back pain, your chiropractor can restore function throughout your body.
Your Upper Back Pain Could Point to a More Serious Problem.
Even though back problems are worth treating on their own, upper back pain could indicate that you have an even more serious issue. For example, upper back pain and tightness in your chest could mean that you’re having a heart attack or another cardiovascular event. A fever accompanied by back pain may be the result of an infection. If you have unexplained weight loss and back pain, you’ll need to be checked out to eliminate the possibility of an infection or tumor.
While it may seem like a large leap to see a medical doctor for back pain, visiting a chiropractor is a simple step to take. If it turns out that your back pain is something more serious, they can direct you to the right professionals for diagnosis and proper treatment.
In the end, visiting a chiropractor can only help you! They can relieve your pain, restore function to your body, and be your first line of defense against more serious conditions. You don’t have to struggle with upper back pain—talk to your chiropractor and feel better today!
About the Author
Dr. Z, which stands for Zinovy Chukhman, has undergone years of advanced training in chiropractic care. In fact, he is certified in all four levels with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. During his career, he has focused much of his coursework on neuromusculoskeletal issues. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Z at AlignRight Injury & Rehab, you can contact us online or by calling 972-907-2800.
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