Upper Back Pain Relief


There are different kinds of medication which can be used for upper back pain relief. However, even though a particular treatment may work for one person, you may be surprised to find out that the same treatment may not work for you. The treatment offered by medical practitioners will depend on various factors. The first factor is the intensity of the pain that you are suffering from. Secondly, he will note to what extent your condition is hindering your daily life and activities. Lastly, the doctor will check your medical history to find out about the effect of other treatments you have had and how much these treatments have helped you.


Upper back pain is pain that is felt between the bottom of the neck and top of the lumbar spine. The upper back and neck section is a very complex part of our body because there are many joints and muscles working together.


Let us say that your pain is mild. In such a case, you have the option of trying out medicines like Tylenol, aspirin etc. that are available over-the-counter. If these do not help, a prescribed stronger medicine may help you. A heat pack or ice pack can also be tried, they make the muscles relax and its helps to relieve the pain. The most effective way to keep away the pain is to complete stretching exercises as these make the muscles of the back and abdomen stronger. Physiotherapy may also be practiced in order to make your body flexible, stronger, and more balanced.



This video demonstration from howcast.com shows how to stretch for back pain.


Another effective way to relax and relieve pain is to get a massage. When the tension of the muscles is relaxed through massaging, it increases the flow of the blood and can relieve you of pain.



This video is a tutorial on massage secrets for sciatica by massage therapist Athena Jezik.



If the above mentioned treatments do not bring enough relief, manipulation of the spinal cord can also be carried out. This manipulation involves massaging, twisting, pressing the effected parts with a slow and gentle motion or a rapid or forceful motion depending on the condition of the patient.



Manipulation is a low impulse low force adjustment to the vertebrae which has the effect of assisting in restoring the normal motion and function of the vertebral joints. In this video chiropractor Kevin Kelly demonstrates some simple chiropractic manipulations (adjustments) on a patient.



Acupuncture is yet another way of relieving the pain. Very tiny needles are pierced into the skin of the affected area. These needles are put in at certain points and this helps in treating and relieving you of your condition.



In this video learn about acupuncture and back pain from our medical expert Robert Linde – acupuncturist and registered herbalist from Expert Village.


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