Upper Back Pain FAQs

Upper back pain is less common than lower back pain. However, it is just as serious and painful to those suffering from it. Upper back pain has a variety of causes, and it can be challenging to determine which of those causes is the culprit without professional help. In addition, upper back pain can also be accompanied by a variety of other ailments, including headaches, shoulder pain, and neck pain.


If you've been suffering from upper back pain, our chiropractors at Central Alabama Spine Center in Birmingham are here to help. Our chiropractors work to diagnose the root cause of the pain so that patients understand what type of treatment they need and how to avoid upper back pain in the future. Here are common questions patients often have about upper back pain and how we can help. 

What Causes of Upper Back Pain?

Upper back pain is commonly associated with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Poor Posture
  • Ruptured or bulging discs
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Work Injuries
  • Auto Accident Injuries

Even if your condition is not listed here, it's important to still visit our chiropractic clinic for a proper assessment. Your upper back pain could be linked to an injury or condition you did not even realize that you had.

What Are the Symptoms of Upper Back Pain?

Upper back pain symptoms are about so much more than pain radiating through the upper back. In fact, some of the symptoms can actually spread into other parts of your body. In addition to back pain, you may also experience:

  • Weight Loss
  • Persistent Discomfort
  • Numbness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Extremity Pain

Chiropractic Care for Upper Back Pain

Your treatment plan is customized to meet your recovery needs. Our chiropractors will assess your symptoms and current health when determining what kind of care you should receive. We often offer chiropractic adjustments to provide proper alignment of the musculoskeletal system. When your back is aligned, you can reduce stress and tension on your upper back.

Nutritional counseling can also be helpful. Certain food triggers can lead to increased pain, so you may find that supplementing your diet can help you avoid triggers and maintain nutritional health. Our chiropractors may also recommend corrective exercises to help improve muscle strength and flexibility. Building strength eliminates the need for your body to overcompensate for the weaker muscles.

Visit Our Chiropractors for Upper Back Pain Relief in Birmingham, AL

At Central Alabama Spine Center, we can help you feel your best again with the help of natural and non-invasive techniques. Call us today to see how we can help you get back to living a pain-free life!

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