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Upper Back Pain FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Upper Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most difficult injuries to live with. When you suffer from back pain, your quality of life is reduced significantly. Your range of motion is decreased, which may prevent you from going to work or participating in your favorite activities.


Hughes Chiropractic and Massage in Renton, WA, can help you understand your upper back pain. Do you still have questions about upper back pain? Here's what you should know before your first chiropractic appointment.

Why Do People Experience Upper Back Pain?

Back pain has several causes, but upper back pain is often linked to an accident or injury. Our chiropractor will always assess the cause of your pain to get to the root of the problem rather than just treating your symptoms alone.

Chronic health conditions can also cause upper back pain. For instance, people with fibromyalgia or lupus may experience more pain than others. Avoiding triggers can be a major part of a treatment plan.

Your back pain can also be caused by repetitive movements. Often, this pain is linked to work. If you perform many of the same movements each day, it is possible that work is contributing to an ongoing injury.

Knowing the cause of your problem is critical. When our chiropractor knows the root cause of your problem, we can fix it. This is better than simply treating the symptoms as they arise. Chiropractic calls for long-term solutions to injury.

How Do Chiropractors Treat Upper Back Pain?

Spinal adjustments to ensure proper spinal alignment is one way our chiropractor treats upper back pain. When your spine is not aligned properly, parts of your back can become twisted or move out of place easily. This often happens in a traumatic accident, like a slip and fall or auto accident. When your back is aligned properly, you can move more freely without injury.

Our chiropractor also uses massage therapy to treat back pain. Massage can relieve tension in the muscles, allowing your body to open up and move freely. Plus, flexible muscles are less likely to become misaligned and cause immobility.

How Can You Make a Chiropractic Appointment?

Call Hughes Chiropractic and Massage in Renton, WA, today to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. You do not have to live with the symptoms of back pain. Schedule your first appointment today and say no to chronic pain.