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Upper Back Pain

Receive Natural Care For Upper Back Pain With Our Chiropractor Team in Westlake Village

Upper back pain is a frequent cause of disability and dysfunction. On Thousand Oaks the Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center meets many locals hoping to achieve a better understanding of their upper back pain condition and receive effective, long-lasting, drug-free, and non-invasive treatment. 

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Common Causes of Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain is often caused by poor posture, repetitive movement (especially if this movement involves a lot of bending, twisting, lifting, or overhead work), and acute trauma such as an auto accident, personal injury (slip and fall, etc.). or sports injury. Specific conditions seen by our Thousand Oaks chiropractors:

  • Facet joint locking: small joints on the sides of your spine can often mis-align and "catch" with each other, leading to sharp painful locking and range of motion loss (rib joints can also be involved)
  • Muscle strain: tiny tears and inflammation in the muscles in the upper back area 
  • Degenerative disc disease: wearing down and thinning of the discs between vertebrae; usually a result of chronic wear and tear and cumulative stress over time

This list is not all-inclusive. 

Signs And Symptoms Frequently Associated with Upper Back Pain

In addition to a sore, dull, achy, and stiff upper back, you may experience weakness, numbness, and tingling in one or both arms. This generally occurs if a nerve root in the upper back area is being compressed by something like a disc which has ruptured or is protruding out of its normal alignment due to acute or degenerative damage. 

There may be additional issues "upstream" or "downstream" from the upper back area related to your upper back pain, so additional symptoms can include headaches, jaw pain, ringing in the ears (often in the case of whiplash or concussions), core weakness, low back pain, flat or high arches, and other postural abnormalities. 

How our Thousand Oaks Chiropractor Can Diagnose And Treat Upper Back Pain Conditions

We use physical tests, personal history, diagnostic imaging, and innovative techniques like BrainSpan™ and Neuro-Emotional Technique to determine the factors contributing to your upper back pain diagnosis. Based on our findings and your goals and specific needs, we can alleviate your back pain naturally with techniques such as chiropractic adjustments, cold laser therapy, nutritional counseling, ergonomic training, and much more!

Curious About Upper Back Pain? Connect With Our Westlake Village Chiropractor Staff

Call the Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center at (805) 494-1339 to schedule an appointment.


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