What is Upper Back Pain?

The upper back, also known as the thoracic spine, is intricately designed to provide support for the ribs, sternum, vital organs, and the vertebrae beneath. Although relatively uncommon, upper back pain can cause significant discomfort and is typically attributed to muscular and/or joint irritation or poor posture. Surprisingly, half of all employed Americans report experiencing back pain symptoms annually, often stemming from improper sitting habits while working at a desk.

How Can Chiropractic Care Aid Those with Upper Back Pain?

Chiropractic care offers a valuable avenue for managing and alleviating swelling and discomfort associated with upper back pain. Regular chiropractic sessions offer patients a safe, non-invasive, and non-addictive alternative to traditional pain management methods like prescription medications or over-the-counter pain relievers (OTCs), which are frequently utilized to mitigate pain and swelling.

Chiropractors administer gentle and non-invasive therapies, notably chiropractic adjustments, to address joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other bodily joints. These adjustments aim to reduce inflammation and enhance the function of both the affected joint and the nervous system. By improving joint mobility and optimizing nervous system function and spinal health, chiropractic care empowers the body to better cope with upper back pain symptoms.

Below are several health benefits associated with chiropractic care and adjustments for individuals experiencing upper back pain:

  • Diminished pain and discomfort
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Enhanced range of motion
  • Improved flexibility
  • Augmented muscle tone and strength

To determine if chiropractic care is suitable for your condition, give Dr. Lacie at Legros Chiropractic & Rehab a call today.