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Upper Back Pain Relief

Upper back pain can have several causes, ranging from posture-related muscle strain to a more serious underlying condition. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE in Kitchener Waterloo can help.

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The best treatment for upper back pain near you

CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for upper back pain treatment near you and are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (book by selecting a discipline below). And even better, our evidence-based team is driven to get the results you want so you can be your best.

There are many causes of upper back pain

Upper back pain can be caused by poor posture and repetitive motions such as frequent typing are common culprits of upper back pain, leading to pulled muscles and pinched nerves. Other causes include accidents or falls and degenerative conditions related to aging. To address upper back pain and diminish its symptoms, it’s important to determine the cause first. Chiropractic treatments, physiotherapy, massage therapy and other pain relief techniques can all be effective in alleviating discomfort when used with the proper diagnosis. Your chiropractor or physiotherapist will work with you to find the best course of treatment for your particular condition for long-term relief.

Get the best treatment to help your upper back pain

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your upper back pain quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

What is upper back pain?

Upper back pain is a very common ailment that can be caused by a variety of things. Poor posture, muscle strain, and even arthritis can all lead to upper back pain. Treatment for upper back pain will vary depending on the underlying cause. Sometimes simple steps like improving your posture or using a heating pad can help to ease the pain. In more severe cases, however, you may need to see a doctor or physical therapist for further treatment.

What are the symptoms of upper back pain?

Upper back pain can manifest itself in several different ways. Common symptoms include stiffness, tightness and general discomfort in the shoulder blades and chest areas, as well as difficulty with movement due to the soreness. In more serious cases, numbness or tingling may be present which indicates nerve compression from a tightened muscle group. Muscle spasms and twitching are also indications of an issue requiring medical attention that can lead to chronic back pain over time.

What are the treatments for upper back pain?

Upper back pain can range from uncomfortable to excruciating, making it difficult to stay active and find relief. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options available, depending on the cause and severity of symptoms. For example, chiropractic care is a very popular way to treat acute or chronic upper back pain by adjusting postural alignment and reducing muscle tension; physiotherapy often includes therapeutic exercises such as stretching, strengthening and aerobic conditioning, whereas massage therapy is known for its ability to reduce inflammation and relax tense muscles. Regardless of the intervention chosen, patient education can be an extremely effective tool in managing upper back pain because understanding why the injury occurred in the first place could help prevent future episodes.

Get the upper back pain treatment that's right for you

Choose Your Chiropractor

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If you’re struggling with upper back pain a chiropractor can lend a helping hand. Chiropractic care can help relieve tension in your upper back and neck which can contribute to pain. A chiropractor may use spinal adjustments and other techniques to help alleviate your discomfort.

Choose Your RMT

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Massage therapists address tightness and knots in your upper back, and they can also help release your shoulders and neck, decreasing tension and upper back pain. Massage therapy has been shown to increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation ultimately aiding in the healing process.

Choose Your Physiotherapist

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If you’re experiencing upper back pain physiotherapy may be an effective solution. With the help of a physiotherapist you can identify the root cause of your pain and develop a personalized treatment plan. This may include exercises to strengthen the muscles in your back and manual techniques to alleviate tension and improve mobility.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for upper back pain. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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