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Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain Relief

Upper back pain can be strenuous and limiting. At Makati Chiropractic Center in Pacifica, CA, we offer effective non-invasive treatment to get rid of your pain. And in addition to helping you eliminate the pain, we will also share tips to prevent it from returning.


Causes of Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain may be caused by what we do, injuries, or even spine changes. Below are the causes of upper back pain.

Poor Posture

When you live a sedentary life or sit for long hours daily with the wrong posture, your back and neck may have structural changes. The muscles may become weak and unable to hold your spine in the right position, causing misalignment. As your shoulders and hands hunch forward, you exert more pressure on your spine’s bones, muscles, ligaments, discs, and soft tissue. Ultimately, you will start experiencing upper back pain.


When someone experiences an accident or a collision and sustains a spinal injury, they may have upper back pain. Such accidents or collisions could occur while in sports (hockey, football, basketball), falling from a ladder or down steps, and auto accidents. If you go through any of these, visit Makati Chiropractic Center in Pacifica, CA, for proper diagnosis and effective treatment to ensure that you are well.


Putting your upper back to extra work than usual, for instance, working above your head (painting a ceiling), can strain the muscles, ligaments and cause inflammation. Consequently, you will have upper back pains.

Other causes of upper back pain include arthritis, bone cancer, and improper lifting technique, which causes misaligning of the spine. This disposition places excess pressure on your upper back, causing upper back pain.

Symptoms of Upper Back Pain

Depending on the cause of the upper back pain, symptoms vary from one person to another. Here are the symptoms you may observe

  • Morning back stiffness
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Swelling or redness of your back
  • Stress
  • Sleep disturbance

Chiropractic Care for Upper Back Pain

If you need a natural treatment for your upper back pain, chiropractic care is the way to go. While surgery, prescription medicine, and pain medicine may have numerous shortcomings, chiropractic care helps you eliminate all these risks.

When you visit our chiropractic center, our chiropractor will ask what symptoms you have been experiencing, take you through an exam, and refer you to diagnostic imaging like MRI. These will help him/her make a proper diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for you.

The chiropractor will then use chiropractic adjustments to help you align your spine to the right position. These adjustments will also reduce inflammation and improve the function of the nervous system and the affected part. As a result, your upper back pain will be alleviated.

Get Effective Upper Back Pain Treatment at Makati Chiropractic Center

Are you looking for a safe way to treat your upper back pain? At Makati Chiropractic Center in Pacifica, CA, we provide our patients with non-invasive and drug-free upper back pain treatment. Call us at 650-738-8080 to make an appointment with our chiropractor.