Upper back pain is as painful as lower back pain or neck pain. A strain or an injury are common reasons for upper back pains. Upper back pains should be carefully treated and it can also cause significant discomfort. Identifying the exact cause of upper back pain is necessary in order to treat it.
The most common causes of upper back pain are joint malfunction and muscular irritation. Other causes of back pains include poor posture or injuries. Sitting in one posture for too long can make anyone prone to back pain.
Weak muscles and lack of activity are also common causes of back pain and this can be treated by acupuncture or physical therapy. Injuries or strains in the joints between the ribs can also cause severe upper back pains. Exercises for muscle strengthening and loosening the back are helpful in situations like these. Upper back pain can also be the result of ruptured or degenerative disk disease.
To avoid pain in the upper back, you need to have appropriate posture and regular strengthening exercises. Poor posture may lead to weak muscles and strain the ligaments and joints. A disease which makes one’s bones fragile and weak is called osteoporosis, and it can also result I back pain. Other diseases that can cause upper back pain includes heart disease. A specialist needs to be consulted to avoid any complexities.
If your back pain is caused by Osteoporosis or a ruptured disk, then getting proper medical treatment is important. On the other hand, if poor posture or a strain is the cause, then massaging the area can be effective. You can rectify the pain in the triangle shaped muscles (Trapezius) of the upper back through massages. Improving your posture and sitting straight can also be helpful.
The natural, weight-supporting S curve in our backs are weakened by poor posture. Proper posture can help restore the S curve in our backs. Another way to fix your posture is with exercise. Using acupuncture techniques and proper massages by a physical therapist can also relieve pain in the upper portion of the back.