Upper Back Pain

Treating Upper Back Pain with Chiropractic Care

More Americans are experiencing upper back pain than ever before. We are living a more sedentary life than ever and practicing poor posture habits. These habits can lead to severe upper back pain that can last for quite some time. While there are standard medical treatments available to help us overcome upper back pain, they come at the cost of utilizing pain medication and other expensive treatment options that may lead to invasive surgery. Fortunately, there is a holistic method that can help you overcome the pain. Active Wellness Chiropractic Center in Oakland, CA, utilizes drug-free and invasive-free treatments to help you prevail over your upper back pain issues. Let's take a closer look at upper back pain and how we can help you the natural way.


Common Causes of Upper Back Pain

As mentioned previously, one of the most common causes of upper back pain is poor posture. Many people work in an office that requires them to sit at a desk for hours on end. Unfortunately, prolonged sitting can strain the upper back muscles, tense the neck and shoulders, or cause a spinal disc to bulge. Over time, these problems will trigger upper back pain, which can hold you back from doing the activities you need or love to do.

Poor posture is not the only cause of upper back pain, even though it is a common issue. Repetitive motion, sports injuries, auto injuries, herniated disc, osteoarthritis, text neck, and myofascial pain are other factors that are known to foster upper back pain.

How a Chiropractor Can Help with Your Upper Back Pain

Our chiropractor, Dr. Richard Burg, can help you overcome your upper back pain by using a highly effective, yet safe method known as a chiropractic adjustment. An adjustment is a technique that our chiropractor uses to place a sudden, precise force to the spinal joint. This technique brings balance throughout your body, minimizes or eliminates pain, and improves range of motion.

As you begin to heal from your pain, our doctor may include other therapies to enhance the effects of the spinal adjustment, which only makes you live a pain-free life.

Working with a Reliable Chiropractor in Oakland, CA

Receiving chiropractic care is a much safer and effective option when compared to surgeries or addictive pain medication. Fortunately, Active Wellness Chiropractic Center is the chiropractic clinic that you can trust to help you reduce or cease your upper back pain. We always ensure that our patients are well taken care of and that their needs are met whenever they visit our office. Be sure to give us a call today at 510-601-6330 to schedule an appointment. One of our friendly staff members in Oakland, CA, is standing by to assist you with your call.


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3:00 pm-6:00 pm


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3:00 pm-6:00 pm


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  • "I am a strong believer in Dr. Burg and his Active Release Technique. By far this is the most effective method I have had in comparison to other methods of chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, massage... let alone other doctors! Dr. Burg knows how to eliminate my pain very effectively!!"
    Alice C./Oakland, CA