What’s Up With Your Upper Back?

Wondering why your upper back is painful? This short article may help you to better understand your issue.

Back pain—and more importantly, how to treat it—depends on the underlying cause of the condition. Even in cases where the cause of upper back pain seems obvious, such as from an injury from a fall, the specific source of pain within the body can sometimes remain elusive.

Whether or not the exact source of upper back pain can be determined, it helps to know the various potential causes in order to properly narrow down which treatments may be best.

According to our London chiropractor, most cases of upper back pain are caused by muscular irritation or joint dysfunction, usually as a result of an injury of some kind.  These kinds of injuries are commonly caused by:

  • Poor posture
  • Improper lifting technique
  • Overuse
  • Accident or collision

In some cases, there can be a combination of causes, such as from both overuse and improper lifting technique.

Although most causes of upper back pain are not serious, it’s important to consult your healthcare professional or chiropractor if you experience upper back pain at any time.