Chiropractic for Upper Back Pain

Back pain is very common. But that doesn’t mean it should be a normal part of your daily life. 

Do you experience any of the following?

  • Pain when taking a deep breath
  • Muscle tightness between the shoulders
  • Pain or reduced movement in the shoulders or back
  • A hunched posture


Although it seems much easier to take medication to ease back pain, it’s not a sustainable solution and it won’t stop the pain from coming back.

We usually find that upper back pain occurs when your spine shifts away from its normal position. This can happen through injury or bad posture or sleeping on a different mattress etc. The movement of your spine causes your nerves to fire and your muscles to work a lot harder. By taking medication, you’re telling your brain that the problem isn’t there, even when nothing has been fixed. But by correcting the position of your spine, your nerves calm their signals and your muscles can relax.

At our office, we have seen way too much back pain. We don’t want your body to be in that state! We look firstly at your spine and correct any imbalances to give your nerves a break. Then we address any lifestyle factors like your posture at your desk or the pillow you’re using so that we can train your body to hold itself correctly and keep that pain away.

With all the back pain we’ve seen, there have been just as many unexpected causes (could it really be something as simple as your pillow??) We know that this pain can be complex and temperamental, so we will build on your spinal corrections by helping you make any changes in your lifestyle that could be aggravating it.  This includes exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress and more. We know your body is capable of so much more than just being pain-free…and we know how to get you there.