Upper back pain is a common symptom that can affect our quality of life. Anyone who engages in activities that requires them to sit for extended periods of time or lift objects is more likely to have some sort of upper back pain every now and again. At Palmer Chiropractic Center in Lynchburg and Altavista, we advise anyone who is experiencing chronic or persistent pain in their upper back to have it evaluated by our chiropractor. Persistent back pain can be an indicator of a pinched nerve, herniated disc, or misalignment of the spine.
Identifying the Causes of Upper Back Pain
Poor posture is one of the most general causes of upper back pain. Muscle strain, repetitive motion, vertebrae fractures, injuries related to the back, herniated disc, and degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis can also trigger pain in the upper back. Our chiropractor advises people to take continuous back pain seriously as ignoring it can cause permanent injury.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Upper Back Pain
There are a number of symptoms associated with upper back pain. Some people experience mild or dull pain and others experience debilitating pain to the point that they can barely move their necks. Other symptoms include weakness in the upper or lower limbs, numbness and tingling in the upper or lower extremities, and discomfort in the chest that radiates into the abdominal region of the body. Urinary and bowel incontinence are also associated with back pain.
Our Chiropractor’s Approach to Treating Upper Back Pain
Our chiropractor takes a step-by-step approach in treating upper back pain. During your appointment, our doctor will focus on identifying and diagnosing the source of your pain. Our doctor does this by performing a physical exam, obtaining a complete health history, and reviewing x-rays. We take the time to listen to our patients so that we get a full understanding of their symptoms and expectations regarding their treatments. The information obtained from the initial exam helps our chiropractor to develop a treatment plan that improves your condition and reduces your pain. Your plan may include chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, and lifestyle changes.
Our Chiropractors Are Dedicated to Helping With Chiropractic Care
At Palmer Chiropractic Center, we are dedicated to helping people live pain-free lives. Our chiropractors use a combination of chiropractic modalities to help aid your recovery process. Call our Lynchburg office today at (434) 237-2299 or our Altavista office at (434) 369-1015.