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Upper back pain

 

upper back pain

Upper back pain – thorough examination.

 We provide effective treatment for upper back pain:

Symptoms can include:

  • Pain and stiffness across your shoulders, between your shoulder blades or into your neck
  • It can be accompanied by aching, burning or tingling into your arms or hands
  • Pain with taking a deep breath, often indicates your ribs are involved.

Sharp, stabbing, rib pain?

upper back pain

Anatomy of the upper back

Rib pain is often described as sharp, stabbing chest pain which can radiate from your back to the front.

This can be alarming as you may think you have a problem with your heart or lungs (it is important to exclude this possibility before seeking treatment from your Osteopath).

Sometimes a rib can get stuck and cause upper back pain, muscle spasms, and difficulty with breathing. This is termed, rib dysfunction.

It can be caused by poor posture, muscle imbalances or trauma (such as a sneezing or coughing attack).


What contributes to your Upper Back Pain?

How can Osteopathy help me?

We will undertake a thorough examination to ascertain the exact root cause of your symptoms. Soft tissue massage, joint and muscle stretches are used to reduce tension stiffness in the muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves. This helps to improve your flexibility and reduce your pain.

In addition to hands on treatment your osteopath can also give advice about posture and exercise to help in the short term but also to prevent on going issues.


Muscles Strains & Sprains (video) >

 

 

Further Reading

Spine Health

The Journal of Manual & Manipulation Therapy

 

 

Osteopathy is a physical therapy which uses manual (hands-on) techniques to diagnose and treat structural and mechanical dysfunctions of the body, without the use of drugs or surgery. Soft tissue massage, joint and muscle stretches are used to improve range of movement and reduce pain and stiffness in the muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves.


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