Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain Treatment: 4 Remedies to Ease Your Pain at Home

Although it can often feel like a medical emergency when you are experiencing back pain, there are many times when you can resolve the issue on your own. You can often fix back pain through multiple lifestyle changes. Charleston Chiropractic And Therapy, LLC, in Charleston, SC, is here to tell you about four remedies you can do at home to ease your back pain.


Practice Proper Posture

Practicing good posture improves the balance and strength of the muscles on both sides of your spine. Good posture can even make you more energetic and less tired. You should work on improving your posture when walking and sitting throughout each day. You should also learn proper lifting techniques for lifting heavy objects to reduce the risk of further injury to your back and to reduce pain. 

Stay Active

Your upper back can benefit from staying active and doing activities like swimming, walking, and biking. Research has also shown that staying active improves your mental and emotional well-being. A chiropractor can help you with extra guidance on ways to remain active.

Do Exercises

There are specific exercises you can do regularly to reduce upper back pain. Some of these exercises include shoulder rolls, planks, shoulder pulls, and push-ups. You can also ask your chiropractor for recommended exercises to reduce your back pain. Be sure to practice mindfulness and be gentle with yourself as you do exercises. Working yourself too hard while doing exercises can lead to strains and sprains.

Get a Massage

Massages are a great way to improve blood flow and ease tight muscles in your back. You can get a gentle massage from someone you know to reduce your back pain. You can also seek help from a professional massage therapist if necessary. There are some ways you can massage yourself at home, though. You can use a massage therapy ball or foam roller to work out the knots in your back.

Schedule an Appointment With a Chiropractor

There will be times when your back is in too much pain and needs to be treated by a professional, so contact Charleston Chiropractic And Therapy, LLC, in Charleston, SC, to get the back pain relief you have been searching for. Our chiropractors are highly skilled at getting to the root of the problem and finding a solution for your pain that works best for you. You can schedule an appointment with us today by calling (843) 722-7074. 


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  • "Before seeing Dr.Workman I was in pain for about a year. After only a couple of visits I became my old self again. I have been under his care now for over three pain free years. Dr. Workman has given me back my life. Dr. workman is a true healer and has restored my faith in the chiropractic profession."
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  • "Some people claim that chiropractors are quacks--these people have obviously been going to the wrong chiropractors. My back has given me problems as far back as I can remember. In high school I was too busy reveling my angst to do anything about it and in college I claimed to be too busy. Now that I've graduated, I decided to finally try to get some help. 5 weeks later, my back feels better than ever before in memory. If you've got any reservations, destroy them. Go see Dr. Workman. The man is like a wizard, casting level 5 relief spells."
  • "I'm a recent college grad in Charleston and have been getting care from Charleston Chiropractic & Therapy for the past several months. As a Division I track and field athlete, I really can't say enough about Brian and Alicia (massage therapist). They kept me healthy and competition ready (the views of the Charleston harbor aren't bad either!). I would absolutely recommend them to anyone in Charleston in need of chiropractic care."