If you are one of the millions suffering from upper back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Upper back pain can make even the simplest tasks difficult to accomplish, and it can often be hard to find relief. At Meyer Medical and Chiropractic in Orlando and Apopka, we offer several techniques to help manage your pain and improve your quality of life.
What is Upper Back Pain?
Upper back pain is a common problem caused by a variety of factors. It typically occurs in the upper or middle part of the back, ranging from mild to severe. Some of the most common causes of upper back pain include:
- Poor posture
- Muscle strain
- Sitting for long periods
In some cases, upper back pain may signify a more serious problem, such as a heart attack or a spinal cord injury.
Symptoms of Upper Back Pain
If you are experiencing upper back pain, you may have some or all of the following symptoms:
Upper back pain can cause a general aching sensation in the upper back region.
The muscles in the upper back may be stiff and sore, making it challenging to move around.
Upper back pain can cause sharp, stabbing pain or a dull, aching sensation.
4. Tingling and Numbness
Upper back pain can cause tingling or numbness in the arms and hands.
Chiropractic Care Relieves Upper Back Pain
If you are experiencing upper back pain, chiropractic care may be the best treatment. Our chiropractor specializes in treating spinal problems, and we can help relieve your upper back pain and restore mobility. We use treatment methods such as:
Spinal manipulation involves using manual pressure to adjust the bones and joints in the upper back, helping to improve movement and provide pain relief.
Mobilization is a technique that uses gentle stretching and massage to loosen tight muscles and joints.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a technique that uses pressure and massage to target painful knots in the upper back muscles.
You can use cold/hot packs to relieve pain and inflammation in the upper back.
Exercises can help strengthen and stretch the muscles in the upper back, which can relieve pain.
Find Your Upper Back Pain Relief at Meyer Medical and Chiropractic
If you are experiencing upper back pain, we encourage you to book an appointment with Dr. Meyer at Meyer Medical and Chiropractic in Orlando and Apopka, FL. We will diagnose the cause of your pain and provide you with the best treatment possible. Call our Orlando office today at (407) 445-4500 or our Apopka office at (407) 445-4501. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.