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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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Effective treatment for upper back pain

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Back pain is something that many people struggle with every day, but why does it occur in the first place? Common causes of back pain can include facet joint syndrome, herniated discs, lower back pain, lumbar facet joint arthrosis, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, osteoporosis, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and trapezius strains. It’s important to be aware of these potential sources of discomfort in order to reduce your risk for injury and make preventive lifestyle changes that will keep your back healthy and happy. Consultation with a qualified professional at CARESPACE can help determine the best solution to alleviate any discomfort experienced.

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


chiropractic services

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

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.

You're only 15-minutes away from pain relief!

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Please call us at (519) 208-2273 to talk with our live-answer Reception Team who will be happy to book, reschedule appointments or answer any of your questions, or book online now.

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!