Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain, or more specifically thoracic pain, is a common complaint experienced by patients presenting to our clinic. It is rarely an isolated presentation and is often associated with concurrent conditions of the neck, shoulder(s), and ribs.

Symptoms of Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain often presents as ache and can be related to pain on movement of the arm, neck, and/or head. What may feel like a stubborn knot can actually be a dysfunctional rib that is not moving correctly and causing a localised muscular spasm. If you are experiencing pain while breathing this is often a key sign that your problem may be originating from dysfunctional ribs.

Because upper back pain is so often associated with surrounding anatomical areas, such as the neck, shoulders, and ribs, symptoms may present concurrently in these areas or be referring directly to them

Many visits to the emergency room are non-cardiac chest pain associated with dysfunctional tissues of this area. In many instances when patients present with pain in the chest it is vital to rule out any deeper more insidious causes relating to the function of the heart and lungs.

Osteopathy for Upper Back Pain

Your practitioner can perform an examination to properly diagnose your upper back pain which is often associated with multiple structures such as the neck, shoulder and ribs, and ultimately postural habits. This may involve:

Why is Head Above Healthcare the best choice in Brisbane for your Upper Back Pain?

At Head Above Healthcare, our highly experienced therapists are passionate about helping you achieve optimum health and wellbeing, offering a wide range of services to suit your individual needs.

We are dedicated to providing the people of Brisbane with the highest standard of care possible, and we have a long list of happy customers who would agree.

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