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St. Joseph, MO Chiropractor Brings Safe, Drug-Free Upper Back Pain Relief

Chiropractor treating patient for upper back pain

Most every type of back pain can be effectively addressed by your St. Joseph, MO chiropractor with chiropractic care.  The upper back is comprised of the thoracic spine, an area engineered to support the sternum, ribs, the vertebrae below it, as well as the vital organs inside.

Upper back pain is less common than lower back pain, but it can still cause tremendous discomfort and a reduction in quality of life.  Some of the most common causes of upper back pain include:

  • Bad form during work or sporting activity
  • Poor posture
  • Improper ergonomics
  • Scoliosis
  • Active lifestyle
  • Muscle strains

Targeted, Effective Chiropractic Care for Upper Back Pain

Chiropractic care can be extremely helpful in addressing imbalances and subluxations within the spine.  If the mechanics of the vertebrae are not functioning properly, it can take much longer for injuries to the spinal discs and tissues to heal.
Unlike many conventional treatments, chiropractic care is safe, non-invasive and drug-free.  It addresses the issue at its root instead of just treating and masking symptoms.  Pain and inflammation are quickly reduced and the body’s own natural healing forces are allowed to express themselves.

The main elements and tools of chiropractic care at SJC include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments/manual manipulation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Decompression and traction therapy
  • Low-force chiropractic techniques
  • Kinisiotaping

In addition to focused chiropractic care, there are a number of treatments that can complement a chiropractic protocol.  These might include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • At-home exercises
  • Nutritional changes
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Postural assessment
  • Ergonomics assessment
  • Correction of form in work and sports activities

The benefits of chiropractic care for spinal misalignment and upper back pain include:

  • Reduced discomfort and pain
  • Decreased swelling and inflammation
  • Improved flexibility
  • Better range of motion
  • Increased strength and muscle tone
  • Better posture and muscle balance  

When you visit your St. Joseph, MO chiropractor (St. Joseph Chiropractic), you will receive an expert assessment and diagnosis of your condition.  Using both manual examination and diagnostic tools as necessary, we will determine the root cause of your upper back pain.

From there, an appropriate course of treatment will be created and implemented to ensure optimal healing.  Your chiropractor in St. Joseph, MO, Dr. Craig Mattox of St. Joseph Chiropractic, is highly experienced in treating issues of the back and spine.

Call Our St. Joseph Chiropractor

In addition to upper back pain, your St. Joseph, MO chiropractor can also assist you with treatment for neck pain, sciatica, headaches, extremity tingling and numbness, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more.  Contact us TODAY at 816-279-0700 for an appointment!