Upper back pain

Dr. Emily treats upper back pain with physical therapy

Dr. Emily is a physical therapist that specializes in treating patients with upper back pain. With a focus on helping the patient to safely, quickly, and comfortably return to the activities they love, Dr. Emily formulates treatment plans that not only reduce pain and restore mobility but treat the underlying condition as well.

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Given that the upper back bears far less weight than the lower back, it is generally less vulnerable to injury. As a result, upper back pain tends to be much less common than lower back pain. Patients that do experience upper back pain frequently find it to be debilitating.

The upper back runs from the base of the neck to the bottom of the rib cage, and a number of underlying causes or conditions can produce chronic pain in the area. Overuse (usually due to poor posture) is one of the most common causes of upper back pain, although it can also sometimes be attributed to a pinched nerve, a herniated disc, osteoarthritis, or even gallbladder issues.

Source: WebMD