Upper Back Pain Health Center

Because the upper back/thoracic spine area of the spinal column has a great deal of stability and limited movement, upper back pain is far less common. When it does occur, it can cause significant discomfort. Muscular irritation (myofascial pain) and joint dysfunction are often the cause of upper back pain. Upper back pain responds best to manual treatments such as exercise, chiropractic manipulationmassage therapy, or acupuncture.