Upper Back pain Treatment
This can occur anywhere from the base of your neck to even the bottom of your rib cage.
Muscle strain, injury or even overuse of the muscles, ligaments, or discs supporting your spine. Habitual faulted posture. A herniated disc causing strain on the spinal nerves. A fracture of the vertebrae. Osteoarthritis In rare cases, pain may be caused by other problems, such as gallbladder disease, cancer, or an infection.
The condition befall as a sharp, burning pain in the upper and muscle stiffness.
Be it all these, there are several things you can do at home to help reduce your pain:
• Rest: The first thing you can do is to take a break, if your back hurts a lot. This does not mean you can take rest at your will. Never let too much time pass in between bouts of rest as this can get you into more trouble. Instead, return to your activities slowly and in steps.
• Use a heating pad or ice pack: Pain and stiffness can reduce to a great deal if heat is applied. Similar is the role of ice too – reduce pain and swelling.
• Exercise: Do regular and conscious exercises that strengthen and stretch the muscles of your back, shoulders, and abdomen. It can help in improving your posture, mitigate pain and decrease chances of injury.
• Practice good posture: Never slump or slouch. Always stand or sit tall.
On top of all this, it is always important to try ways to reduce your general stress and tension. Meditation is the best way to achieve this – Try deep breathing and relaxation exercises or meditation.