Can stress cause upper back pain?
Stress absolutely affects our bodies and can manifest in upper back pain. For example, your movement may be limited because of an injury. This causes psychological distress that can worsen your pain. Anxiety over your pain can increase the pain you feel.
This is why several chronic pain management techniques utilize strategies like mindfulness or meditation. Your mind has a lot of influence on what your body feels. Chiropractic care can often blend several approaches and techniques, both physical and mental, to treat your pain.
When to see a chiropractor for upper back pain
If you cannot immediately identify the cause of your upper back pain, like a hard tackle during a football game or a workplace injury, a chiropractor can help you determine the cause.
Usually, upper back pain will lessen in a few days. If it does not, this is also a sign you should seek chiropractic treatment. Because so much of upper back pain occurs because of problems with posture, it may not lessen until you make the right adjustments. A chiropractor can help determine the problem areas and help you fix them.
Chiropractic treatment is different for everyone. Many issues can be fixed over the course of a few visits, while some chronic pain may need to be managed on an ongoing basis. Whatever your needs are, our office is ready to help you.