Upper Back Pain

Sunshine Coast Chiropractic & Performance

Dr. Dean Ormsby, BSc(Chiro), MClinChiro

OVERVIEW OF UPPER BACK PAIN


As a Rehab Chiropractor, I understand that each upper back pain situation is unique to the individual. Sportsmen and women, as well as older active adults, experience varying degrees and causes of upper back pain. Therefore, it is essential to have a professional assess and diagnose your specific condition to determine the most effective treatment options.


SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF UPPER BACK PAIN


Upper back pain can manifest in various ways. Some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Stiffness and limited mobility in the upper back
  • Sharp or burning pain in the shoulder blades and surrounding muscles
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, or fingers
  • Pain that radiates down the arms or up to the neck
  • Feeling of weakness, fatigue, or heaviness in the back


It is crucial to diagnose and treat upper back pain as early as possible. Leaving it untreated may lead to direct consequences like persistent pain, further injury, or deterioration of physical ability. Indirect consequences include emotional distress, reduced performance in sports and daily activities, and long-term issues like chronic pain and disability.


CAUSES OF UPPER BACK PAIN


Common root causes of upper back pain include muscle strains, ligament sprains, spine misalignments, herniated discs, and degenerative conditions. While these are general causes, each situation is unique and requires individualized attention from a Rehab Chiropractor to diagnose and treat effectively.


WHEN TO USE THE EXPERT ADVICE OF A REHAB CHIROPRACTOR


Below are some of the top questions from sportsmen and women, as well as older active adults, regarding upper back pain:

Q: How can I tell if my upper back pain is severe enough to require professional help?

A: If your pain persists, worsens, or impacts your daily activities, seeking expert advice from a Rehab Chiropractor can help assess the severity and provide tailored treatment options.

Q: Can Rehab Chiropractors recommend exercises for upper back pain relief?

A: Yes, Rehab Chiropractors can prescribe specific exercises and stretches to help alleviate upper back pain and prevent future occurrences.

Q: What are the best non-invasive upper back pain treatment options?

A: Non-invasive treatment options may include chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and lifestyle changes. However, the best approach will depend on your unique situation, which a Rehab Chiropractor can assess and provide tailored recommendations for.

Q: How can I prevent upper back pain in the future?

A: A Rehab Chiropractor can advise on proper posture, exercise technique, and ergonomics to minimize the risk of developing upper back pain.

Q: Are there support groups or online resources for people with upper back pain?

A: Yes, support groups and online resources are available to help you connect with others facing similar challenges. Your Rehab Chiropractor can provide recommendations specific to your needs.


VISIT US


Don't let upper back pain hold you back from achieving your goals and enjoying your favorite activities. Our Rehab Chiropractic clinic provides tailored, evidence-based treatment options to help you manage and overcome your unique pain challenges. Contact us today to book an appointment with a top-rated Rehab Chiropractor and take the first step towards a pain-free, active life!

Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and take the elevator or stairs to your right and go to level 1. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and we are the first room on the left. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.


Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

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