Are you looking for pain relief from your upper back pain? A chiropractor from the team at The Healing Touch Chiropractic in Sacramento is here to help you. Keep reading for more information on upper back pain and how we can help.
What is Upper Back Pain?
Upper back pain is pain felt in the upper back area. This is less common than lower back pain since you are not carrying as much of your body's weight at the lower part of your back and body. Upper back pain can still become an issue that can negatively impact your work and daily life if not treated.
What Causes Upper Back Pain?
There can be many causes of upper back pain. Causes of upper back pain may include muscle injuries, muscle strain, poor posture, osteoarthritis, a pinched nerve, gallbladder issues, a fractured vertebra, Myofascial pain syndrome, or a herniated disc.
You are also more likely to develop upper back pain if you are overweight, in your 30s, 40s, or older, a smoker, you are not in shape, and have other health conditions such as cancer or arthritis.
What are the Symptoms?
There are several symptoms of upper back pain. Symptoms include sharp pain, stiffness, burning pain, and aching pain. Other serious symptoms include lack of bladder or bowel control, weakness in your legs or arms, and numbness or tingling in your legs, arms, belly, or chest.
If you have any of the more serious symptoms above, please contact a chiropractor or other health professional to get immediate help.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Seeing a chiropractor for your upper back pain can bring great pain relief to you. Make an appointment at our office as soon as you can so that we can diagnose and treat your upper back pain.
We have several treatments available for back pain. These include massage therapy, spinal decompression therapy, and other chiropractic methods.
Massage therapy can relax sore muscles and soothe the body with long, circular strokes all over the body. Our massage therapy can bring relief to achy soft tissues, reduce stress, and more during one of your massage sessions.
Spinal decompression therapy can also bring upper back pain relief to your body. The spine is gently stretched on a special motorized table that is controlled by our chiropractor. We look forward to helping end your pain.
Make an appointment at your earliest convenience so that we can bring pain relief for your upper back pain. You can visit us at The Healing Touch Chiropractic, 1919 21st Street Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95811. You can also make an appointment by phone by calling us at (916) 447-3344.