Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain Treatment Long Island | Richmond Hill NYUpper back pain is typically characterized by muscle soreness as opposed to structural damage. The upper back serves to provide the body with stability, and isn’t subject to as much twisting and turning as the lower back. These soft tissue strains are often the result of physical impact or poor posture, and the symptoms include spasm, stiffness and tenderness. While upper back pain may be painful, in most cases it is not serious and will resolve itself with rest and anti-inflammatory medication. However, if the pain does not improve after a week, there’s an outside chance of a thoracic herniated disk, and we’d advise you get checked out by a doctor

Common Conditions Treated

  • Strain
  • Myofascial Syndrome
  • Herniated Disk
  • Facet Disorder
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disease
  • and more…

Treatment Options

Conservative Treatment

  • Chiropractic: Chiropractic is an alternative health care profession that focuses on treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system.  Most neck and upper back pain is caused by a combination of factors, including injury, poor posture, chiropractic subluxations, stress, and in some instances, disc problems which can be treated by a chiropractor.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy is designed to promote a patient’s overall health and fitness, prevent injury and maximize quality of life. Physical therapy is a treatment method for improving limited body movement and functionality and is highly effective for upper back pain. A physical therapist can work with you to restore full, pain-free movement and help your body heal.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a thousand year old traditional Chinese treatment for chronic pain. It is very effective treatment for back pain and has been used for head pain since the earliest beginnings of traditional Chinese medicine. It can be used in the rehabilitation and recovery from back injury and degenerative conditions.

Minimally Invasive Treatment


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