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Upper Back Pain Relief in Cobourg

woman with upper back painUpper back pain is a common problem for many people. It can range from a mild inconvenience to a debilitating condition that impacts your daily life. At our office, we specialize in treating upper back pain by identifying its root cause and creating a personalized treatment plan to provide our patients with the relief they need.

What is Upper Back Pain?

Upper back pain refers to soreness or dysfunction in the upper portion of the torso known as the Thoracic spine. The vertebrae in this area move with each other and articulate with the ribcage, making it a complex area to treat.

Symptoms vary, ranging from sharp, knife-like sensations to vice-like pain that grips the entire torso. Other symptoms include radiating or traveling pain that follows the line of the individual ribs.

What Causes Upper Back Pain?

Dysfunction in the upper back is ultimately caused by vertebral subluxations. The bones of the spine protect the spinal cord and nerves, and when bones lose their normal structure through accidents or injuries, they affect nerve transmission or power. This power loss eventually produces pain signals, changing normal function and producing a loss of health.

At our office, our experienced chiropractors correct vertebral subluxation, restoring normal nerve transmission. Gentle, corrective adjustments are delivered to carefully move the affected joints back into their proper position. Once normal function is restored, your body can return to a sense of ease and perform the way it was designed.

Our Intake Process: What to Expect

At our office, we conduct an initial evaluation to determine the root cause of your symptoms. This includes a consultation with our exam specialist, a physical exam focusing on posture, balance, and range of motion, as well as x-rays as required.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to prevent upper back pain?

Proper posture is key. We often help patients improve posture, which reduces back pain. Ask us for more details at your visit!

How should I sit at my computer?

Your feet should be flat on the ground, with your knees bent at a 90 degree angle. Your eyes should be level with your monitor. We’ll provide more tips when you come in for care.

Should I sleep on my back or stomach?

Generally speaking, stomach sleeping allows for the open airway and helps to keep the diaphragm muscle strong throughout your life.

Learn More Today

If you’re suffering from upper back pain, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with us. We can help you identify the root cause of your pain and provide customized treatment to get you the relief you need. Don’t let upper back pain take over your life — book your appointment now.


Upper Back Pain Relief Cobourg, Port Hope ON | (905) 377-0555