Chiropractic Care for Upper Back Pain
Your upper back is made up of numerous joints and interwoven muscles. The thoracic spine located in the mid and upper back contains from 12 to 24 vertebrae. Your upper back is where your ribs are located, connected to your spinal column. The vertebrae move with the movement of your rib cage. Any injury or inflammation of a joint or muscle in this section of your back can create a deluge of pain and muscle debilitation. The certified chiropractor at Jones Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Evansville, IN, understand the intricacies of the upper back and how to treat upper back pain.
Chiropractic Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Fascia is a layer of connective tissue that supports your spinal structure and wraps the muscles to allow them to glide smoothly upon each other. Because of an injury, repetitive use, or poor posture, adhesions or sensitive areas form on the muscles. These areas create trigger points that cause pain. The pain is felt in the muscles and sometimes it feels like the pain is located in an unaffected area. If this pain persists and worsens, it is referred to as myofascial pain syndrome.
Changing your habits that caused the myofascial pain syndrome could allow it to subside. Stretching the affected muscles can help ease the pain. Strengthening the muscles around your trigger points can help you to not overwork any given muscle. Practicing proper posture can help relieve pain, as well. Muscle massage, heat treatments, ultrasound, and acupuncture can all help to relieve pain, muscle tension, and promote healing by improving blood circulation. The combination of several or all of these treatments and techniques can be used by your chiropractor to relieve your pain and help heal your condition.
Your Chiropractor Will Do a Thorough Check of Your Backbone
A vertebra out of alignment can put pressure on a nerve that will cause pain and muscle weakness. Your chiropractor will check the health of your backbone. If a vertebra is out of alignment, they will work the vertebra back into position. This will allow the nerve that the bone was pushed up against to heal, alleviating pain and weakness.
The same is true with a herniated disc. Your chiropractor will work with it to return it to a more normal position. This will take pressure off of an affected nerve. Inflammation around the nerve will go down and the nerve will return back to health.
If your spine in not in proper alignment, pressure can be put on your muscles in an abnormal way. This improper pressure can cause muscle strain and spasms. After aligning your spine, your chiropractor will work to relieve tension and inflammation in the affected muscles.
Find Relief for Upper Back Pain at Jones Chiropractic and Acupuncture
At Jones Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Evansville, IN, you will receive professional help to relieve you from your back pain. We provide a variety of health, wellness, pain management, and rehabilitation services. Call and make an appointment with us today to start on your journey to better health and get $45 off of your first visit. Our number is 812-402-8202.