Struggling with Upper Back Pain?
Eight out of ten adults experience back pain at some point in their lives(1). While it is common to reach for over-the-counter pain medications to reduce the pain, at Chiropractic Balance we ask ‘What is the cause of your upper back pain?’
Do you have:
- Muscle tension between the shoulder blades
- Painful or restricted movement in the back or shoulders
- Hunched posture
- Pain with a deep breath
Chiropractic and Upper Back Pain
Frequently the cause of upper back pain is an imbalance of the spine and nerves (subluxation) and it’s unlikely to get better on its own(2). Medication may reduce the pain but it often doesn’t solve the underlying problem.
The good news is help is at hand: Spinal imbalance is what our Porirua and Wellington Chiropractors specialize in identifying and correcting. We want to get you out of pain and keep you like that so you can do the things you enjoy.
If you have upper back pain, at your first visit we will review your history and do a thorough examination to see if an imbalance is causing your back pain. If it is, we will begin working on correcting it. But we don’t stop there, we examine the rest of your spine and body to see if it's contributing to your imbalance and look at your lifestyle for what might have caused the imbalance in the first place. We help you focus on making supportive changes that can include exercise, nutrition, posture advice, and wellbeing.
(1)Rubin Dl. Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Spine Pain. Neurol Clin. 2007; May;25(2):353-71.
(2)Chiropractic.org.nz. 2020. Vertebral Subluxation » New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association. [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 April 2020].