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Upper Back Pain Treatment with our Birmingham Chiropractor

Chiropractor treating patient with upper back pain

Upper back pain is a condition brought on by disease or injury. When you come in to see your Birmingham AL chiropractor, our first goal will be to understand why this is occurring. At Gremmels Chiropractic Center, we focus on providing you with a holistic approach to healing this type of pain. We encourage you to come in as soon as possible.

What Causes Upper Back Pain?

Upper back pain can occur for many reasons. It is often due to force-related injuries, such as being rear-ended in a car accident. It can also occur due to any type of assault or strike against a person or a sports injury. Some people develop this type of pain as a result of poor posture. Whether from trauma or another incident, it is important to recognize the need for treatment.

When Should You Seek Out Help for Upper Back Pain?

You should seek out chiropractic care for upper back pain as soon as possible. Often, this type of pain does not develop instantly. It can occur over a period of days or even weeks from when the injury occurred. Generally, the pain feels as though it is radiating outward from the center of the back. It can also cause your shoulders and neck to hurt. If you have these symptoms, it is time to come in to see your chiropractor.

What Upper Back Pain Treatment Can a Chiropractor Provide?

When you come in to see our chiropractor, our first step is to understand the cause of your pain. For upper back pain treatment, this generally starts with an exam followed by x-rays. Once we pinpoint the underlying cause of your pain, we can then move forward with treatment options to address it. In chiropractic care, our goal is to treat the underlying cause of your pain, not just your symptoms.

You may need one or more types of treatment for your upper back pain. For example, we may use spinal manipulation to treat the underlying cause of the pain. During this process, we apply gentle, but a forceful movement to the spinal column to properly align it. In some people, there is a need for spinal decompression to occur, especially if the vertebrae of the spine are no longer aligned and are compressing nerves. Others may benefit from a therapeutic ultrasound that helps to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal in a very specific area.

Schedule a Consultation for Upper Back Pain with Your Chiropractic Office in Birmingham, AL

We encourage you to call your chiropractic office in Birmingham, AL for an appointment to discuss your upper back pain.

Call (205) 854-3008.