If you are feeling pain in your upper back area it could be a sign of poor posture or it could be something worse. Schedule a visit with us at Pain and Laser Centers of North Carolina in Greensboro for a consultation. If the pain is persistent do not delay, we will perform an evaluation and create a treatment plan that is designed to provide pain relief and help the recovery process.
Upper back pain comes with a multitude of symptoms which include extreme pain, burning sensations, feeling stiffness, and irritation. Other back pain symptoms are tingling and numbness. The sensations radiating from the spine and travel along the nerves in the back to areas like the shoulders and arms. Back pain affects eighty percent of people in the United States at some point in their life. Don’t let back pain prevent you from enjoying the little things in life. Contact our team at Pain and Laser Centers of North Carolina today.
If you sit or stand with your back curved or your shoulders hunched forward, you are putting pressure on your spine by stretching some of the muscles too much and condensing others. Meanwhile, the discs are being pushed backward causing your nerves to be squeezed or pinched. Maintaining this position for lengthy periods can lead to chronic pain in your upper back, but our specialists can help you correct your posture and alleviate the pain.
Whether an injury is recent or occurred years ago, it can lead to back pain. If you were recently involved in an accident, you could attribute the pain to that event. However, often people forget about an injury that occurred a few months or years ago that could now be the source of their pain. If there was a bone fracture, you will feel pain in one area of your back, but if the fracture caused a nerve to be pinched, the pain will travel and hurt elsewhere.
Exercise is great until it is done in an extreme manner which can lead to upper back pain due to strained muscles. Other causes of pain in the upper back include carrying heavy bags, wear and tear as you get older, a herniated disc, lack of exercise, Osteoporosis, and obesity.
If you live in or around Greensboro and upper back pain has become a constant companion in life, contact our team at Pain and Laser Centers of North Carolina. Call us today at (336) 815-5800 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Williams or Dr. Tucker.