Upper back pain FAQs

As humans, we use our backs for just about everything. There is virtually no physical activity that doesn't involve the use of the back muscles. This makes both the upper and lower back susceptible to injury. Fortunately, you can get help for upper and lower back pain from a reputable chiropractor.


At Hanes Total Health Care Center, we believe that chiropractic care is one of the best treatment options for upper and lower back pain. We want to help our patients in Cupertino, CA, get the help they need to recover from their pain and improve their quality of life. We treat both acute and chronic upper back pain. Below are some common questions and answers that can help ease your concerns about upper back pain treatment.

What Causes Upper Back Pain?

Upper back pain has slightly different causes than lower back pain. Upper back pain is usually caused by issues that are related to the muscles in the upper back. These upper back muscles can be susceptible to stress and tension, especially if you work in front of a computer or have stress from daily life. However, herniated discs and bulging discs can also cause upper back pain. although it is less common. In addition, shoulder pain and neck pain can also radiate to the upper back.

Do I Need Help From a Chiropractor?

Some cases of upper back pain might go away on their own without treatment. However, if you're struggling with continued upper or lower back pain, it's time to get help from a chiropractor.

How Can a Chiropractor Help My Pain?

Our chiropractor can conduct treatment such as massages, which can help alleviate tension in the upper back muscles. We can also conduct trigger point therapy, which targets specific painful areas of the upper back and helps improve pain levels. Spinal decompression and chiropractic adjustments can also help realign the spine and reduce pain from aggravated herniated or bulging discs, prior injuries, and spinal misalignment.

How Long Will it Take to Recover?

Our chiropractor will let you know how long treatment sessions will last, and the total treatment time. This usually takes a couple of weeks, with sessions lasting 30 to 45 minutes at a time. 

Find Relief At Hanes Total Health Care Center

At Hanes Total Health Care Center, we'll be with you every step of the way so you can find the relief you need from upper back pain! Call us today at (740) 772-5957 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. 


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