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Upper Cervical Back Pain

Upper cervical back pain is the area just below the neck (cervical spine) and right about the low back (lumbar spine). There are many causes and disease that one can succumb to as a result of suffering from this type of pain. With our guidance at Nystrom Chiropractic Group in San Rafael, CA, we can help reduce your pain making you soon feel whole again.

Common Upper Cervical Back Pain Causes

Most upper back pain is acute caused by sprang, strains, or pulled muscles due to improper lifting, sleeping wrong, bad posture, long sessions of staring down at your phone, repetitive movement. The common symptoms are

  • Stiffness
  • Tightness
  • Muscles spasms
  • Tender to the touch
  • Headache/migraine
  • Pain when taking a deep breath, coughing, or sneezing

At home treatments are often recommended such as rest, ice/heat therapy, medication and will usually resolve on its own in a couple of days or weeks.

When It Could Be Something Serious

If your pain lasts into months, strikes suddenly, or after an accident or fall, medical attention is highly advised. There are numerous types of conditions, disorders, and diseases that could be the culprit behind your pain. One cause from such conditions that can happen is spinal compression, which can lead to nerve and neurological problems. Typical signs are

  • Chronic Pain
  • Weakness in arms and legs
  • Sharp electric type pain shooting down your spine from your neck.
  • Loss of sensation in feet
  • Sciatica (Shooting pain that goes from the lower back into the buttocks and down the legs)
  • Hand coordination problems

How Nystrom Chiropractic Group Can Help

There are many treatment options to help upper back pain. One option is visiting a chiropractor. A chiropractor’s goal is to help restore your spine health by reducing pain and headaches gaining back your range of motion. They do this through a technique called spinal manipulation. Note they may also use other techniques and devices to treat your pain as well that deliver the same results. An in-depth evaluation is done too, along with another testing if needed to pinpoint the exact cause and see if the condition has affected any other areas of the spine as well. When the results are in treatment is designed to fit your condition.

Schedule an Appointment Today! 

If you are looking for a San Rafael chiropractor then look no further than the Nystrom Chiropractic Group. We service in the latest chiropractic techniques to help treat all our patients to provide the most pristine care. Give us a call today at 415-459-1218.

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