Living with upper back pain is more than a nuisance. For many people, upper back pain is simply a normal part of everyday life. Living with upper back pain can cause significant amounts of discomfort and stress. If you have severe upper back pain or pain that doesn't seem to go away, it's never a good idea to ignore your pain. Reach out to a chiropractor right away who can alleviate your pain and provide effective treatments that are 100% natural. At Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab in West Fargo, our chiropractors are here to help our patients find relief from a wide range of musculoskeletal ailments, including upper back pain.
What Causes Upper Back Pain?
Most of us will suffer from upper back pain at some point in our lives. Chronic upper back pain has a variety of causes that must be addressed. These can include issues such as:
- Poor posture. If your spine is misaligned, it can lead to poor posture which can cause you to slouch, leading to chronic back pain
- Muscle tension due to stress or sitting in front of a computer for a long period
- Pulled upper back muscles from sports injuries or overuse injuries
- Herniated or bulging discs that, although common in the lower back, can also cause upper back pain, especially if aggravated because of an accident
Your chiropractor will determine what is causing your symptoms of upper back pain. We might also be able to determine if your upper back pain is radiating from another part of your body, such as your neck or shoulders.
To do so, the chiropractor will conduct a physical exam and possible imaging tests like x-rays to determine the extent of your upper back pain or injuries. We will then provide chiropractic techniques such as manual adjustments to realign the spine. Soft tissue therapies and trigger point therapy can also be effective at getting rid of tense muscles in the upper back and treating knots.
Find the Best Treatment at Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab
Only a trained chiropractor can determine the root cause of your upper back pain and help you find relief. If you live in or around West Fargo and are experiencing back pain, call our team today at (701) 532-1699 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.