Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain is one of the debilitating pain conditions treated with chiropractic care at Deitch Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center. Our Princeton Junction chiropractor, Dr. Deitch, takes a "whole person" approach to treating back pain and restoring musculoskeletal functions. We offer non-surgical chiropractic adjustments and natural therapies for pain caused by injuries, medical conditions, or spinal misalignment. 

Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain Causes

The thoracic spine in the upper back is strong and provides stability for the neck and lower back spine. Back pain could involve the spinal bones, joints, discs, nerves, or connective tissue such as the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Injuries, health conditions, and lifestyle habits such as the following are common causes of pain:

  • Poor posture
  • Auto or workplace accident
  • Repetitive movements 
  • Contact sports
  • Scoliosis 
  • Arthritis 
  • Compression fractures
  • Herniated thoracic discs 
  • Lifting heaving objects improperly 
  • Muscle strain or ligament sprain 

Typical Back Pain Symptoms

  • Pain (ranging from dull to sharp)
  • Headache
  • Stiff or tight muscles 
  • Muscle spasms or weakness
  • Tenderness to the touch

Pain may radiate to other parts of the body such as the mid back, shoulders, chest, abdomen, or lower back. Numbness or a tingling sensation is also common.

Diagnosing Your Back Pain

Diagnosing the root cause of your pain involves a comprehensive physical exam and evaluation. Dr. Deitch may perform diagnostic tests, such as an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI, to inspect the spine and soft tissue for signs of irregularities that may be causing you pain. 

How Our Chiropractor in Princeton Junction Will Treat Your Pain

Our chiropractor will tailor your treatment plan to provide lasting pain relief, promote total body wellness, and restore balance. Spinal manipulation is a core technique used to treat upper back pain, but may be combined with rehabilitative exercises and massage therapies.

Spinal Adjustments: Chiropractic adjustment is an effective back pain relief technique that works by realigning the vertebrae and releasing the stress on the joints, bones, nerves, and soft tissue. Manipulation restores herniated discs, relieves headaches caused by muscle tension, and helps the nervous system function as it should. 

Chiropractic Massages: Massage therapies help to improve pain and mobility by relaxing stiff muscles, reducing inflammation, and enhancing blood circulation to the injured soft tissue. 

Strengthening Exercises: Stretch and targeted exercises help to rehabilitate and strengthen your core muscles, improve flexibility, and prevent future injury.   

Call to Schedule Chiropractic Care for Back Pain Today!

Deitch Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center is conveniently located in Princeton Junction. We serve clients in this city and surrounding NJ areas. Our cutting edge technology and equipment allow us to make accurate diagnoses and provide precise, non-invasive treatment without using medications. Call (609) 897-1200 today to make an appointment.