Upper Back Pain
What is upper back pain?
Upper back pain is a very common condition treated by the sports chiropractors at both our Eden Prairie and Eagan locations. This has become a much more frequent problem in our society due to the many hours people spend sitting and looking down on any given day. The upper back or mid back is the area between the shoulder blades and many people include the base of the neck in the definition. Upper back pain can lead to, or present with, other issues such as neck pain or shoulder pain. Back pain can be a symptom of many different issues such as:
What can I do about my upper back pain?
As with any condition, the most important step in treating back pain is having the issue evaluated and have the problem correctly diagnosed. With upper back pain, it is essential to determine what activity is causing the pain. This can be an athletic activity or poor posture when sitting at work. The sports chiropractors at Premier Sports and Spine Center will take the time necessary to fully evaluate the condition and specialize in identifying the complex compensation patterns that typically is associated with upper back pain.
Upper back pain almost always involves tight and spastic muscles. The treatment approach that our chiropractors use to address these tight muscles has been proven to provide back pain relief through multiple treatment modalities. Postural training exercises and taping can help to prevent the pain from returning. Sometimes, patients will benefit from a sit/stand desk and the chiropractors at Premier Sports and Spine Center can help patients obtain one in the work setting.
If you are looking for back pain relief and would like to make an appointment at our Eden Prairie or Eagan clinic locations or to discuss your condition with one of our sports chiropractors, please contact us or call 952-479-0043 today.