Upper Back Pain
Neck and upper back pain are often times the result of multiple factors such as: Injury, poor posture, Sublaxations (misaligned spinal vertebrae) mental stress and/or disc problems.
Stress – Mental or emotional can cause your muscles to tense up, specially those in your upper back. This muscle tensing is our body’s natural response to avoid injury. However, this same response can cause injury and pain to the body. Deep tissue massage and Trigger point therapy along with stretching the compromised muscles properly can help alleviate these tight muscles and subside the pain.
Herniated Discs- Trauma to the neck such as whiplash can provoke a herniated cervical disc. These herniated or bulging disc will put pressure on the nerves that exit the spine through that area causing great deal of discomfort and pain.
Pain and tightness in your neck and upper back that does not resolve very quickly should be seen by a doctor to avoid permanent damage.
Whiplash occurs when the neck and head are abruptly forced in opposite directions- most commonly backward, then forward-resulting in extreme stress on the spine. Generally a result from car accidents, whiplash strains the muscles and tendons in your neck, however, it’s possible to not immediately feel the injuries following the incident. Whether the pain results instantaneously or within a couple of days, common symptoms to consider are:
- Decreased range of motion
- Tenderness throughout neck and back
To treat whiplash, our team can combine chiropractic care with massage therapy to help alleviate pain and tension quickly.
While there are a myriad of explanations for neck discomfort, the most common are: stress, poor posture, excessive weight, damaged or deteriorating discs and known injuries, such as a car accident or fall.
Within one appointment our specialists will be able to expertly diagnose the root of your neck pain, allowing us to create a treatment plan to remedy the issue and ultimately relieve the pain.
Headaches typically fall into 1 of 3 categories: Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, and Cluster headaches. While there are plenty of known reasons for the throbbing or dull pain in and around your head, additional irritants or triggers- such as light, stress and lack of sleep- only exacerbate the issue.
We understand that each case is different and it must be individually evaluated before any treatment can be delivered. By understanding what causes your headaches in the first place, we are better able to deliver the right combination of treatments and leave your headaches in the past.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a less common disorder that can manifest itself, by pain, clicking and popping noises in the jaw when moved. If left untreated it can develop into headaches, facial and ear pain and even difficulty eating. Our office is specialy trained to treat TMJ and its symptoms.
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