Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center, in Birmingham, offers chiropractic treatments for upper back pain and related symptoms caused by injuries or medical conditions. Chiropractic care is safe, non-invasive, and effective in providing long-term relief for acute or chronic pain. Our expert chiropractor, Dr. Scott Duca, is licensed to perform chiropractic adjustment and manipulation techniques to alleviate your pain and prevent it from coming back.
What Causes Pain in the Upper Back?
The mid and upper back house the thoracic spine. The tiny bones making up the upper back spine are vulnerable to injury from repetitive use or a direct blow to the back. Bones and joints can bruise, fracture, or shift out of position like vertebral subluxation. Dislocated joints may place pressure on discs and nerves and cause pain. Pain also occurs when soft tissue gets bruised, irritated, inflamed, strained, sprained, or torn. Pain may be mild to severe, persistent, or intermittent.
Common Causes of Pain in the Upper Back
- Poor posture
- Fall or auto accident injury
- Work injury or sport injury
- Bad lifting technique
- Herniated or bulging disc
- Pinched spinal nerves
- Vertebral compression fractures
Upper Back Pain Symptoms
- Sharp stabbing or burning pain
- Dull or aching pain
- Joint or muscle stiffness
- Numbness or tingling sensation
- Pain shifts to the shoulder, neck, chest, lower back, or legs
Diagnosing Pain in the Upper Back
A comprehensive evaluation, physical examination, and various tests are usually done when diagnosing back pain. It could also entail diagnostic imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, to examine the spine and musculoskeletal system for any signs of injury, inflammation, bulging or herniated discs, or other abnormalities.
How Our Chiropractor Will Treat Your Upper Back Pain
Dr. Duca provides chiropractic care that focuses on minimizing pain, improving mobility, aiding tissue healing, and restoring overall functions to the back and spine. He may utilize spinal manipulation, a chiropractic adjustment technique used in treating the underlying cause of pain related to the upper back spine and nerves.
It involves manual or instrument-based manipulation to loosen stiff joints or gently push dislocated joints and discs back into alignment. Spinal adjustment also takes pressure off nerves, thereby, reducing irritation, inflammation, and pain. Adjustments may be complemented with massage therapy to relax and soothe muscles. While corrective exercises can help strengthen core muscles and lower the risk of future injury.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Birmingham Chiropractor
If you're looking for a drug-free alternative to traditional treatments, then chiropractic care may be right for you. Our chiropractor is passionate about chiropractic wellness and has dedicated over 20 years at Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center, helping Birmingham residents live a pain-free life. He will consider your symptoms and lifestyle habits when tailoring a treatment plan that is ideal for you. Call (205) 942-4243 today to schedule an appointment.