Are you tired of dealing with chronic back pain? The staff at Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center, located in Fresno and Clovis, is here to help you out. Keep reading for more information about upper back pain and how we can help.
What Causes Upper Back Pain?
Back pain can have various causes. These causes can be from getting older, injuries, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, car accidents, bulging discs, sprains and strains, spasms, lifestyle choices, and degenerative disc disease, among others. Upper back pain from injuries and daily use of the back are the most common causes of upper back pain.
Slipped or herniated discs can cause upper back pain. This can cause pain due to the nerves in the spine being pressed down.
Spinal stenosis is where the spinal canal narrows. This puts pressure on your nerves and spine, causing unwanted pain. This is common for people over 60.
What Are the Symptoms of Upper Back Pain?
There are several symptoms of back pain. These symptoms include muscle spasms or pain occurring when standing straight up, stiffness or achiness lasting for long periods of time in your neck, spine, or tailbone, back pain that goes all the way down to the buttocks, thigh, calf, and toes, sharp pain in the neck or back area, especially after physical activity, and chronic ache in the back after standing or sitting for a long time.
What Treatments Are Available for Upper Back Pain?
There are many safe treatments available for upper back pain. These treatments include chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, exercise therapy, posture correction, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle changes.
Chiropractic adjustments involve the spine and neck being readjusted and aligned with each other. Pressure is taken off nerves and muscles in these areas. Blood flow improves to these areas as well, allowing these parts to heal.
Spinal decompression uses a motorized machine to gently stretch the spine. This stretching takes pressure off muscles, nerves, and discs from the area, relieving the area of pain. Herniated and bulging discs can benefit from spinal decompression.
Getting your posture corrected can greatly help relieve upper back pain. Practicing better posture can improve the look and feel of your back. Your spine will slowly be realigned, which can also help give you pain relief.
Our chiropractor is waiting to help you today!
Fresno and Clovis Chiropractor
Make an appointment today so that we can help manage and even end your upper back pain. You can visit us at 5207 E Belmont Ave., Fresno, CA 93727. You can also make an appointment with us over the phone by calling us at (559) 454-1000.