Upper back pain can put all of your plans on hold. Even mild discomfort between the shoulder blades can be a big problem when you have stuff to do. You're not doing any heavy lifting until your back problems go away, so you can forget today's grocery shopping, but more than that, you might have trouble even showering or making coffee in the morning. So, what causes upper back pain and how do we deal with it? Vaughn Chiropractic in Waterford, MI provides help with upper back pain and more without using surgery or pain medication.
Prevention and Proper Care
Upper back pain can be caused by anything from everyday use to a major traumatic injury. Perhaps the most common reason for this type of pain is repetitive motion. It doesn't have to be especially strenuous. If you spend every workday stocking shelves at the grocery store, the constant repetitive motion of leaning down to pick up a can, put it on the shelf, lean down to pick up another can, put it on the shelf and so on, can be very taxing on the body. It's not about the difficulty of the task itself. Simply repeating the same motion over and over, even if the motion feels easy at the moment, will create a lot of wear and tear on the upper back.
Think of the tires on your car. You might never drive over a nail, you might not go sliding around the parking lot, but your tires will wear down over time. The same goes for your back. Fortunately, our bodies have built-in healing mechanisms that car tires don't have, but the principle remains the same. If you're putting stress on your back faster than your body can heal it, it's going to add up.
Regular breaks can help to prevent repetitive stress injuries. It's a good idea to pace yourself no matter what you do in a day. Whether it's stocking shelves or running a sewing machine. Doing the same thing over and over for eight hours a day will take its toll, no matter what that thing happens to be.
Back Pain Relief in Waterford, MI
If you've been Googling "a chiropractor near me," then you know that there's quite a bit that a chiropractor can do to help you prevent, treat, and manage your upper back pain. If you live in Waterford, MI, or the surrounding area, and you’re living with back pain, call Vaughn Chiropractic today at (248) 674-4898, and let's see what we can do to get you back on track.