Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain Treatment From Back to Balance Chiropractic and Wellness

Natural, non-invasive upper back pain treatment at Back to Balance Chiropractic and Wellness in West Valley City, UT, is designed to provide patients with lasting relief. Pain in the upper back is usually linked to activities, injury, and health conditions that affect the spinal discs, joints, nerves, or soft tissue. Seeking treatment right away helps to reduce the pain and improve mobility. Our chiropractor, Dr. Roberts, can perform chiropractic adjustments to alleviate acute or chronic pain and restore spine functions. Adjustments may be combined with other drug-free therapies to strengthen the back and prevent future injury.    

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Common Causes of Upper Back Pain

The thoracic or upper back spine is strong and stable. It is less prone to injury and pain compared to the flexible neck and lower back spine. Despite this, pain can still occur due to these injuries and conditions:

  • Car accident or fall injury
  • Poor posture
  • Scoliosis 
  • Arthritis 
  • Stress or fatigue 
  • Overuse injury
  • Subluxation (misalignment)
  • Sports injury
  • Muscles strain or sprains
  • Thoracic disc herniation 

Typical Symptoms of Pain in the Upper Back 

  • Muscle stiffness or tightness 
  • Pain when deep breathing 
  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Pain in the chest, arm, abdomen, or lower back
  • Tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness

The pain could be a sharp stabbing, burning, or aching pain that persists or come and go at intervals. You may not be able to lift or do activities that require using upper back muscles.

Diagnosing Pain in the Upper Back

Our chiropractor will do a physical exam and evaluate your symptoms to determine what is causing the pain. For a more accurate diagnosis, an X-ray or other imaging tests may be done to check the spine and surrounding tissue for signs of injury, disc herniation, or misalignment.

Upper Back Pain Treatment by Our Chiropractor

Our West Valley City chiropractor will tailor your treatment plan based on the root cause of the pain. Spinal adjustment is primarily used to relieve this type of pain. Controlled force is delivered to the spine using the hands or special instruments. This manipulates the spinal joints and soft tissue to correct misalignment and relieve pressure on the spinal discs. Restoring the spine takes the pressure off the nerves and alleviates numbness and tingling. Massage therapy or trigger-point therapy helps to relax the muscles and increase circulation to promote soft tissue healing. 

Treat Back Pain Today in West Valley City, UT

If you're in need of lasting pain relief without using addictive painkillers, then chiropractic adjustment at Back in Balance Chiropractic and Wellness may be right for you. Dr. Roberts also specializes in treating sports injuries and relieving back pain caused by pregnancy. Call our West Valley City office at 801-966-5106 to schedule an appointment today.