Welcome to Health-1st Upper Back and Neck Pain Page. We trust that you will find our Upper Back and Neck Pain Page useful in making your decision in choosing our office.
Upper back and neck pain affects millions of men and women in the U.S., often causing diffuse symptoms that can be difficult to treat with traditional medical techniques. Like other types of spine-related pain, many medical treatments address only specific symptoms, often prescribing prolonged courses of pain medications or resorting to invasive medical procedures to find relief. Because pain associated with upper back and neck injuries can cause nonspecific symptoms in other areas of the body, many patients are left to suffer with aches and pains that can have a significant impact on their overall quality of life.
At Health 1st, our practitioners are skilled at determining the root causes of upper back and neck pain, providing individualized care based on each patient’s specific symptoms and medical needs for superior relief of symptoms and improved quality of life.
Upper Back and Neck Pain and Your Body
The spine in the upper back and neck (the thoracic spine and cervical spine) contain vital nerve nerve pathways that promote health in the arms and hands as well as the organs in the belly and chest. In addition, the neck and upper back are composed of many soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments and tendons that can become strained and injured as a result of accidents, postural issues and other factors. When these tissues become inflamed and swollen, they can press on nerves and cause symptoms to develop in any of the areas served by those nerves, including the arms and hands, shoulders, abdominal cavity and head. In fact, upper back and neck issues are a leading cause of chronic and debilitating headaches.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Most upper back and neck issues occur when the forces exerted on the spine are thrown “out of whack,” resulting in uneven pressures that can cause the bones of the spine to move out of normal alignment. Even a slight shift in alignment can cause nerve impingement and interfere with healthy circulation, blocking important neural pathways and enabling cellular wastes and toxins to build up in muscles and other tissues. Chiropractic uses gentle stretching and targeted pressure to bring the spine back into alignment, reducing inflammation and irritation and eliminating nerve impingements for resolution of painful symptoms. Additional therapies including massage and therapeutic exercises can help restore range of motion and strength.
Get the relief you need for your upper back and neck pain.
At Health 1st, we understand chronic pain issues and we’re skilled in developing individualized plans of care aimed at achieving relief based on every patient’s unique medical profile and symptoms. If you’re experiencing painful symptoms in your upper back or neck, call us today at (661) 324-4431 to schedule a consultation and evaluation.