Upper Back Pain And Injury Relief Treatment in Wheat Ridge CO


Upper back pain prevents many people from living an active, healthy lifestyle. Although it is less common than lower back pain, upper back pain is also caused by injury or habitual poor posture that places stress on the upper thoracic spine (the top 6 vertebrae that connect to the rib cage). Getting relief from upper back pain requires the proper understanding, diagnosis and treatment for long-lasting relief. Wheat Ridge chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone can help you get relief from upper back pain.

Poor posture


soft tissue therapy

Soft Tissue injuries


Joint Problems

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic spinal adjustments

soft tissue therapy

soft tissue therapy

soft tissue therapy

Therapeutic exercises

soft tissue therapy

soft tissue therapy

Try Chiropractic Care for Upper Back Pain Relief

Although upper back pain is less common than lower back pain, it has been increasing over the past several years, especially here in tech-savvy Denver & Wheat Ridge. Chiropractor, Dr. Al Simeone chiropractic care along with complimentary treatments can provide relief from upper back pain in most instances:

Poor ergonomics

Poor ergonomics and posture

Hanging one’s head while working on poorly positioned computers and hunching while using mobile devices, etc. is a major cause for the increase in upper back pain.

soft tissue therapy

Soft tissue injuries

Whiplash caused by sport injuries and car accidents can place stress on the thoracic spine and soft tissues.

Poor ergonomics

Joint problems

misaligned vertebrae can cause injury to the intervertebral discs leading to inflammation in the joints and the connecting rib cage.

Chiropractic Care for Natural Migraine Relief Treatment

Chiropractic has offered long-lasting pain relief for many of Dr. Al Simeone’s patients who experienc e migraine headaches. Following a comprehensive exam to identify the cause of your headaches, Dr. Al will provide am individualised plan for treatment that may include:

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic spinal Adjustment

Relieving misalignments of the spine, commonly found in the neck, will often eliminate migraines. When nerves that have been pinched are relieved they are able to regulate pain signals, circulation, hormone fluctuations, etc.

soft tissue therapy

Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy can relieve tense muslces, stress and improve circulation to help alleviate neck injuries, like whiplash, that may be contributing to migraine headaches.

Dr. Al can diagnose and provide long-lasting relief for upper back pain with natural treatment for these and other upper back injuries.

Successful Treatment for Upper Back Pain and Injury

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for most upper back pain. Our Chiropractor will carefully diagnose and locate any thoracic vertebrae misalignments (subluxations) and will recommend a plan for treatment to correct the spinal alignment. By alleviating pinched nerves in the upper back, chiropractic care can offer immediate and long-lasting upper back pain relief.

Our chiropractor may also recommend complementary treatment therapies in conjunction with chiropractic care, such as:

soft tissue therapy

Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue strain and injury, commonly caused by whiplash or habitual poor posture, responds very well to soft tissue therapy. It alleviates musculoskeletal tension, improves circulation and reduces inflammation that commonly irritates the upper back.

therapeutic exercise

Therapeutic exercises

Dr. Al Simeone also teaches his patients therapeutic stretches and exercises to help his patients improve their core stability muscles to help relieve stress on the upper back and prevent future injury.

FAQ Upper Back Pain

Who should I see for upper back pain?

Chiropractors are specialists at treating spinal injuries. If you are experiencing upper back pain you should be examined by a chiropractor to find and correct the cause of your upper back pain.

How can I relieve upper back pain?

Your upper back pain can be relieved once the cause of the pain is identified and a treatment plan has been recommended to treat your injury. Chiropractors are specialists in diagnosing and treating upper back pain conservatively.

Will upper back pain go away?

Your upper back pain may go away within a few days or weeks but the cause of your upper back pain may not be resolved. If left untreated, upper back pain that is caused by a subluxation (sprained joint) will progress into osteoarthritis.

What causes upper back pain between the shoulder blades?

The most common cause of upper back pain between the shoulder blades is a subluxation (sprained joint that injures a nerve). When a subluxation occurs the surrounding muscles will go into spasm as a way to protect the injured area.

Can upper back pain cause chest pain?

Yes, upper back pain can cause chest pain. The nerves that exit from the upper back wrap around the ribcage and travel to the chest. If these nerves are injured it is common for people to experience chest pain.

Can upper back pain cause headaches?

Yes, upper back pain can cause headaches. Usually occurs when the muscles of the upper back and neck tighten or spasm causing a tension headache. These headaches may not resolve without first correcting the underlying problem in the upper back.

Can upper back pain cause nausea or stomach pain?

Yes, back pain and nausea can co-exist and both are likely caused by the same condition. The nerves that control the stomach travel to and from the mid-back as they enter and exit the spinal cord. You can experience upper back pain and nausea when a subluxation (misalignment vertebra) in the mid-back irritates the nerves that travel to the stomach.
Don’t allow upper back pain stop you from living the lifestyle you love – Schedule an appointment with our Wheat Ridge chiropractor today and to get relief from upper back pain.