Chiropractic Care Relieves Upper Back Pain and mid-back pain
This type of pain is very common. It can be defined as pain that originates from the top of the shoulders to a few inches below the shoulder blades. Pain of this nature can be caused by bending and lifting injuries, car accidents or sports injuries requiring quick rotational movements. Prolonged standing or sitting, poor posture and excessive manual labor can also cause injuries to our upper and mid-backs. If you're suffering from mid and upper back pain, Dr. Arndt in Santa Monica, provides pain relief with natural chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Care For Mid-Back and Upper Back Pain
Chiropractic care for this type of debilitating pain includes identifying the true cause of the pain by first performing a thorough history and physical examination. Once the cause of the pain is established, we will design a treatment plan that may include chiropractic adjustments, manual or mechanical traction, physiotherapy, strengthening and flexibility exercises, ice or heat therapy. Chiropractic adjustments are highly specific manual pushes or pulls that correct misalignments in the spine and rib heads. Adjustments relieve the pressure and stress from nerve roots, vertebrae, muscles and ligaments. This helps to improve neurological function, reduce inflammation and improve the bodies natural healing ability.
Traction, a complementary therapy helps by elongating the spine and by increasing joint space and stretching tight muscles and ligaments. This modality helps to reduce pain associated with herniated and bulging discs as well as pinched and compressed nerves.
Physiotherapy is sometimes recommended in conjunction with chiropractic care in order to strengthen the muscles of the back to improve posture and stamina and increase the spine's range of motion. Dr. Arndt will usually recommend ice to reduce swelling and inflammation or heat therapy to decrease muscle tension and improve range of motion. Both used at specific times help to promote healing and relief of pain.
Living Pain Free
Our Santa Monica chiropractor understands that many of our patients come to Apex Chiropractic for pain relief. This is why the first few visits of every treatment program are usually focused on acute pain management and reducing the need for pain medications. With consistent treatment, most mid-back and upper back pain can be reduced and eventually eliminated. With additional chiropractic care treatments, patients begin to observe their injuries healing and their posture improving and gaining stability. Often our patients remark on a new sense of "balance".
The last phase of treatment we recommend is preventative or maintenance care for mechanical stability and a healthy nervous system. At this time, we address any lingering or new pain and correct any misalignments before they become symptomatic. Regular adjustments along with lifestyle modifications greatly help to keep us healthy and prevent future back injuries and pain. This is true wellness care! If you are suffering with upper or mid-back pain, please contact our Santa Monica chiropractor for a consultation at (310) 393-9070.