Upper back pain can be a seemingly common, yet debilitating symptom of underlying neuromusculoskeletal issues. The different causes of upper back pain can be difficult to treat without professional help. Fortunately, at Great Plains Chiropractic of West Fargo, ND, Dr. Drake, and Dr. Haug are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones find much-needed pain relief from upper and lower back pain. Through the right chiropractic care, you can experience natural, non-invasive relief in no time.

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What Causes Upper Back Pain?

Upper back pain is experienced by around 1 in 10 women and 1 in 5 men according to a study published in Occupational Medicine. At times, upper back pain can simply go away on its own without treatment. However, for some, acute and chronic upper back pain continues to plague their lives.

Some of the most common causes of upper back pain include:

  • Poor posture
  • Muscle deconditioning
  • Muscle strain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Traumatic injuries such as whiplash
  • Herniated discs
  • Myofascial pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis

When people suffer from upper back pain, it might seem like there’s no relief in sight. However, chiropractic techniques can be effective at eliminating pain due to these causes.

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

A chiropractor is a trained medical professional who knows exactly how the musculoskeletal system works and how it can be manipulated and adjusted for maximum pain relief.

Only a trained chiropractor will be able to know what the exact root cause of your upper back pain is and prescribe the proper treatment. Root causes can be determined by a comprehensive physical exam, imaging tests, and postural and spine screenings. These tests can determine which treatment a chiropractor can conduct, including:

  • Massage therapies
  • Manual adjustments
  • Spinal adjustments
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Muscle stretches
  • Physical exercises
  • Lifestyle advice and changes

All of these treatments can be provided by Dr. Drake and Dr. Haug and don’t require the use of invasive surgery or medications with harmful side effects.

Will Chiropractic Treatment Work for Me?

Chiropractic treatment is extremely effective, with most clients feeling relief in as little as one to three weeks. Your chiropractor will determine how many sessions you will need for maximum pain relief and provide lifestyle advice and treatment you can do at home to prevent upper back pain from returning.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Upper Back Pain Treatment in West Fargo, ND

Upper back pain can be difficult to live with, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Our chiropractor team at Great Plains Chiropractic can help you feel relief today! Call our West Fargo office to book an appointment at (701) 234-0057.