Upper Back Pain
There are more than a few mechanisms that can cause upper back pain. Some causes less obvious such as a strain or sprain, some less so such as a mechanical problem. The art involved in treating the upper back it to isolate the issues and treat them accordingly.
Causes of upper back pain
If you have an incident where you do something such as pull a rope, or pick up something heavy and have a sudden onset of pain, the cause of your problem is obvious.
If you wake up one morning with pain and have no recollection of how you injured yourself, these are the more subtle (And common) presentations of upper back pain.
One of the most common things I see is people with head forward posture. For every inch the head moves forward in relation to the thorax, there is ten times the stress on the muscles involve in holding the head up. Correcting this condition can have long lasting health benefits beyond the symptoms patients usually present with. Upper back pain is often a symptom of head forward posture.
Patients sometimes present in my office with a sharp painful sensation upon deep inhalation. The rib heads being slightly out of position where they attach to the spine can cause this presentation. There are specific maneuvers that can restore normal motion and thereby relieve this type of pain.
Call today at (415) 922-2225 to schedule yourself a complimentary consultation with Dr. Camp to find out how Ed Camp Chiropractic can assist you with problems of this nature.