Neck and Upper Back Pain

chiropractors-neck-pain-pittsburghNeck and upper back pain is a common problem affecting about two-thirds of the population at some point in their lives. Neck and upper back pain can be caused by numerous spinal problems including muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, pinching nerves emanating from the cervical or thoracic region and joint disruption due to vertebral misalignment. These symptoms can arise from lack of strength, poor posture, bad sleeping positions, overuse injuries (such as repetitive motion), or a trauma (such as a car accident or sports injury).

Chiropractic adjustments will realign involved vertebrae within the neck and upper back. Vertebral realignment reduces tension on muscle tendons and ligaments and relieves nerve pressure due to inflammation.

Along with chiropractic adjustments your doctor will provide you with postural recommendations, better sleeping positions and stretching and strengthening exercises as well as ergonomical advice to reduce and even eliminate these injuries in the future.