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Upper Back Pain Treatment with Our Chiropractor in Chicago, IL

If upper back pain is disrupting your life, our Chicago chiropractor can help. At Comprehensive Chiropractic & Wellness, serving Lincoln Square & Ravenswood, we offer holistic approaches to ease your pain and help prevent future injuries.

woman receiving upper back pain treatment

Causes and Symptoms of Upper Back Pain

Your upper back is part of the area known as the thoracic spine. Many muscles and joints make up the thoracic spine and rib cage. When one part is injured, it can throw other areas out of alignment, causing pain to increase. Your symptoms of upper back pain may run the gamut from stiffness and aches to a burning or sharp pain.

Common causes of pain include:

  • Muscle strain, which can result from overuse or poor posture
  • Injury from an accident or sports mishap
  • A herniated disc pressing against nerves in your spine
  • Osteoarthritis, which wears down protective cartilage and is very common in the spine  
  • Pinched nerves
  • Myofascial pain syndrome, a chronic condition that can be caused by repetitive motions
  • Fractured vertebra

In today’s world, careers often involve lots of seated work. Poor sitting posture is a widespread cause of back problems. Other risk factors for upper back pain:

  • Weak shoulder, back, and core muscles
  • Being overweight
  • Aging, with pain starting in middle age and risk increasing from there
  • Smoking, which causes injuries to heal slowly and coughing that can strain muscles
  • Illnesses like arthritis and cancer

Diagnosis and Treatment by Our Chicago Chiropractor

Chiropractic care treats the causes of your pain without drugs or surgery. At your first visit to our Lincoln Square & Ravenswood office, our chiropractor fully discusses your medical history and symptoms.  He performs a physical exam, and possibly diagnostic tests such as x-rays.

Our chiropractor has a variety of treatment plans available for your upper back pain. With many separate joints working your upper back movements, problems happen when any joints aren’t functioning properly or in the normal position. Hands-on manipulation of the spine aligns your musculoskeletal system, restoring mobility and allowing your body to heal.

Complementary treatments you receive may include:

  • Chiropractic/Manipulative therapy
  • Massage
  • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Custom Foot Orthotics to improve posture

Our chiropractic team can educate you on preventing upper back pain, teaching you proper ergonomics and stretching exercises to improve your flexibility and strength.

In addition to relieving upper back pain, chiropractic care restores your range of motion, prevents future injuries, and optimizes your overall health—all in a safe, natural way.

Contact Our Lincoln Square & Ravenswood Chiropractor Today

For relief of your upper back pain, call Comprehensive Chiropractic & Wellness in Chicago at (312) 658-0658. Our chiropractor provides compassionate, expert care to the Lincoln Square & Ravenswood areas.