Neck and Upper Back Pain

Neck pain is a fairly common condition. Most people will experience it at some point in their lives with women reporting slightly higher instances of chronic pain. Pain medication often is the first line of defense against neck pain but it doesn’t solve the problem and many drugs carry the risk of harmful side effects.

Many individuals do seek out chiropractor care for upper back pain – which basically is any pain that people feel between the top of the lumbar spine and the bottom of the neck. Some causes of upper back pain include compression of the vertebra and spinal disc herniation / slipped disk.

Spinal adjustments are an important part of correcting the cause of neck and upper back pain. This drug-free / pain free therapy simply involves the chiropractor using his or her hands to detect and correct subluxations. A subluxation occurs when one or more bones in the spine becomes misaligned, thus creating pressure and irritation near and on the spinal nerves. Over time, spinal adjustments can remove the subluxation, relieving the pain by taking pressure off the nerve, increasing circulation, and improving overall function of the nervous system.

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