The upper back is susceptible to injury and pain even though it is the strongest and most stable part of the spine. Along with that, if you have a neck injury or shoulder injury that is causing pain, it can radiate to the back. At South Florida Medical and Wellness Center in Davie, FL, we can determine the root cause of your upper back pain and provide treatment that will alleviate the ache. Before visiting us, learn more about how chiropractic care can reduce the discomfort in your upper back pain below:

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What Causes Upper Back Pain?

Auto accidents and sports injuries can cause strains and sprains in the upper back muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which can lead to pain. Some additional causes of upper back pain include:

  • Spinal misalignment
  • Herniated disc
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Radiating pain from whiplash or shoulder fractures

Symptoms of Upper Back Pain

If you have neck pain, you may experience discomfort anywhere between the base of your neck and middle back. Not only that, but the pain can also worsen when you move. If you have whiplash, the condition can cause pain to radiate from the neck to the upper back, shoulder, arm, or hand. In addition, any numbness, tingling, or weakness in these regions can indicate a pinched nerve due to inflammation or an injured disc.

Chiropractic Care for Upper Back Pain

When you visit us, we will perform a thorough physical exam and take x-rays, CT scans, or MRI images of your upper back. The images will show any abnormalities causing pain and dysfunction and help us determine the necessary treatment. Your comprehensive treatment plan may include a combination of the following:

  • Spinal Manipulation: This technique is designed for restoring spinal alignment and functionality. Our chiropractor performs this technique by manipulating the affected regions of the back. The sudden force that is applied helps bring the bones and soft tissue into alignment. When your spine is aligned, it can minimize pain, improve posture, and help you heal.
  • Spinal Decompression: During this treatment, we will have you lie on a decompression table, which allows our chiropractor to gently stretch the upper back and neck. The suction created pulls the bulging disc or herniated disc back into the proper position.
  • Complementary Therapies and Healing Exercises: When massage therapy and ultrasound therapy are combined with stretching exercises, you can heal faster. Along with that, we will provide guidance on nutritional and lifestyle changes that you can make to improve your spinal health and prevent injuries from reoccurring.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you have upper back pain, our team at South Florida Medical and Wellness Center in Davie, FL, can help. To learn about the treatments that we offer and to schedule your first appointment, call us at (954) 252-3339 today!