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What Causes Upper Back Pain?

 

Back pain is one of the most common conditions experienced by people around the world. It can be annoying because it brings discomfort to people. It can also ruin your daily activities if you do not deal with it immediately. There are many types of back pain. For this article, we are going to focus on upper-back pain.

Unlike lower back pain, upper back pain is not very common among people. This is because the bones involved are located in the upper part of the body – the part that does not move a lot in general. Therefore, it is very important to be able to identify the causes of upper back pain in order to prevent and avoid the condition.

One common reason for having upper back is sudden activeness. If you have been living an inactive life for a long time then you suddenly decided to become very active, this can lead to strains. This is because your body is not used to doing so many activities especially if they are vigorous ones such as playing sports or helping in housing projects that involve construction.

Spinal injuries can also cause upper pain. In particular, disc herniation can cause the discs of the thoracic area to bulge. This bulging will definitely place pressure on the nerves. When the nerves are contracted, your pain receptors will be on the move thus you will feel so much pain on your upper back area.

In the same way, osteoarthritis can be a culprit. Bone degeneration can cause the bones to rupture or contract. Either way, this process will affect the nerves and bring pain. Therefore, you should always make sure that your bones are in a good condition. Proper nutrition is the key in maintaining your spine’s health.

You should never underestimate upper pain because you will never know when the causes can be very serious. It may be a result of life threatening conditions that you should be worried about. Some of the most common serious conditions that can result to upper back pain include heart attack, kidney problems and tumor.

There are also risk factors involved. These risk factors are things that you should avoid, if possible, in order to lessen the possibility of incurring upper back-pain. These factors include smoking, poor posture, inactive lifestyle, stress and obesity. Some of the things you cannot control but still put you at risk of upper back-pain include aging, genes and deformities.

When you have upper back pain, there is a high chance that you will also feel depressed and fatigued. Some people may also experience and pain in the neck area. Others may experience pain in the shoulder blades or difficulty in sleeping.

To be able to deal with the condition effectively, it is advisable to consult an expert. Osteopaths can give you a good explanation as to why you are experiencing upper pain. They can help you deal with the situation with proper treatments and a good lifestyle.

Hi. I’m Rachel Berret, I’m a big fan of osteopathic treatments. I have a super osteopath that helps me overcome my own aches and pains when they flame up.

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