Upper Back Pain

Does your upper back ache? Do you often have pain between your shoulder blades? Are you unsure what to do about it? We can help.

Upper back pain is a common complaint we treat at Flamborough Health Clinic. In many cases, we have helped people to eliminate their upper back pain.

Common types of upper back pain that we treat include:

  • Disc herniations/bulges
  • Pinched nerves
  • Facet syndrome
  • Disc degeneration
  • Muscle pain/strains
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis)

Understanding Pain Triggers

At Flamborough Health Clinic, we’ll show you what your pain trigger is and how to avoid aggravating your upper back during your daily activities. Just as if you continuously hit your thumb with a hammer, it will never start to feel better, so if you maintain behaviours that irritate your upper back, it will never have a chance to start feeling better.

We’ll educate you using spinesparing training (see McGill Method) and show you how to perform your daily activities to best avoid your pain trigger.

Upper Back Pain Treatments

At Flamborough Health Clinic, we’ll provide treatments that will decrease your pain and also show you what you can do yourself to relieve pain. We will show you postures or movements that you can use during your day to relieve your pain. If necessary, we may also provide you with some form of passive treatment, such as chiropractic adjustments, to help decrease your pain.

“Rebuilding” Your Upper Back

When you injure your upper back, it can lead to a variety of changes including: 1) changes in spinal stiffness/stability, 2) changes in the communication between your body and your brain, and 3) changes in how your back muscles are coordinated. To successfully alleviate pain and reduce the risk of reoccurrence, those changes need to be minimized or reversed.

We use a variety of exercises and treatments to address these changes in order to minimize or reverse them. The goal is to get your upper back healthy and strong again.

A back pain sufferer himself, Dr. Wilbrink has first-hand experience in how it affects your life and how it can be successfully managed.

Our treatments are proven in helping reduce or eliminate upper back pain. We invite you to book an appointment today!