Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain: Causes And Treatments

If you suffer from upper back pain, you know that it can keep you from enjoying your normal activities. There are many causes of upper back pain, and luckily, there are many different treatment options. At West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic, we believe in treating pain with holistic techniques that encourage and accelerate your body's natural healing process. Your upper back pain doesn't have to continue indefinitely- it's time to take action and fight back against pain.

woman receiving a massage for her upper back pain

Common Causes Of Upper Back Pain

People who are physically active often find themselves experiencing lower back pain. Often, sports and leisure activities that keep us healthy involve doing repetitive motions that can take a toll on the upper back- think about the muscle behind a golf swing, or the power necessary to row a boat. It can be frustrating when the work we're doing to keep us healthy results in pain.

If you have a job that requires you to spend much of the day sitting in a desk chair and looking at a computer screen, this can also cause upper back pain, especially if your desk chair has poor back support. Frequent breaks can help to stop your back issues from getting worse, but you'll need treatment to fix the root cause of the problem.

Poor posture can also contribute to upper back pain. It's easy to fall into the habit of slouching, especially while driving or while sitting in meetings. Other back problems can make it easy to sink into poor posture throughout the day, even if you start out by remembering to sit and stand up straight in the morning.

Lower Back Pain Treatment: How A Chiropractor Can Help

Luckily, our office offers a variety of holistic treatments for upper back pain. Since we attack the cause of your upper back pain, rather than simply covering up the symptoms, we help our patients find long lasting relief. At your appointment, our chiropractor will talk with you about your pain and create a treatment plan. This plan may include spinal adjustment, massage, and lifestyle changes. Many of our patients experience some immediate relief following a chiropractic adjustment.

Call Our Knoxville Chiropractor

Upper back pain can be frustrating and can cause stress throughout your day. There's no reason to live with pain when treatment is available. If you're ready to try natural medicine to treat your upper back pain, call our Knoxville chiropractor at West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic at (865) 287-5904 to set up your appointment. We look forward to helping you restore your back to it's natural, pain-free state.

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