Which treatment works for upper back pain?

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Upper back pain is extremely annoying and can cause various physical complaints. It is important to treat the upper back with the right treatment. Pain in the upper back is less common than lower back pain, but it is certainly easy to counteract. There is a good chance that you will be hindered in your movement by these […]

Upper back pain is extremely annoying and can cause various physical complaints. It is important to treat the upper back with the right treatment. Pain in the upper back is less common than lower back pain, but it is certainly easy to counteract. There is a good chance that you will be hindered in your movement by this pain. Breathing is accompanied by pain, exercising is no longer possible and you suffer more from headaches/migraines. This is unpleasant. Time for a visit to the physio. Our physiotherapist explains the possible treatments for upper back pain.

What is upper back pain and what are the causes?

Upper back pain consists of upper back pain. You often feel the pain between your shoulder blades, but you can also experience complaints near your ribs or under your neck. An incorrect (work) posture or one-sided use of your arms, for example, can gradually lead to high back pain. The pain can also radiate to the arms, chest or neck and you can therefore suffer from headaches more often. A paracetamol or other painkiller can partially (and only temporarily) relieve the pain. With a targeted treatment, it is possible to make the upper back pain disappear completely.

Dry needling works for upper back pain

A special treatment for upper back pain is dry needling. In this method, one of our physiotherapists punctures the painful muscle(s) with a needle. This is done in a fast way, so that the back muscles relax. Sometimes a muscle cramps briefly when punctured, which can feel unpleasant. Muscles also often feel very tired. Don't worry, because that is short-lived. Before the physio punctures the muscle(s), you will be thoroughly examined. Dry needling is part of your personal development plan and only the muscles that cause the painful physical complaints are injected.

Manual therapy as a treatment for upper back pain

We also offer manual therapy in our practices. This is a treatment for upper back pain in which 'manipulations' – or cracking of the spine – play an important role. Naturally, our manual therapist first makes a clear diagnosis. This way the cause of your upper back pain can be treated. After the manipulations you can often move a lot better, other consequences of the pain decrease and, most importantly, the pain itself decreases considerably. 

This way you can move nicely again after a few treatments and even exercising is no longer a difficult task. Sound too good to be true now that you're in so much pain? It's not thanks to our physiotherapists!

Opt for a pain-free upper back

Do you want a personal treatment against that hellish upper back pain? At Fysi Tilburg, our physiotherapists are ready to help you. Every patient is our focus. We don't just treat your upper back pain, we find out the cause of it. This way we can finally deal with your pain complaints. Make an appointment with us physiotherapist in Tilburg by calling or app to +31 (0)13 543 58 41 or by sending an email to info@fysi.nl.

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