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Upper Back Pain Causes - How to Discover the Reason For Your Upper Back Pain

Posted Jul 29 2010 10:34pm

Upper back pain has become a common complaint in the recent years, as more and more people spend most of their day sitting in front of a computer or leaning on their desk for hours and hours. But this is not the only cause for it. Here you will find the common and less common upper back pain causes - and how to choose the right treatment for you.

Upper back pain - Hoe Does it Feel Like?

Upper back pain can be mild or severe and sometimes even affect our ability to perform daily activities (brushing teeth, driving). Often, it occurs along with neck pain or shoulder pain. Most of the complaints range from local pain to radiating pain, pain and irritation with any movement of the upper body, weakness and pain in the arms and morning stiffness.

The Most Common Upper Back Pain Causes

1. Trauma - Trauma to the bones or muscles, whiplash (neck injury often from a car accident) or any kind of sudden blow to the upper body.

2. Postural Dysfunctions - Abnormal alignment of the shoulders and the head and bad positioning of the joints - lead to wear and tear of the joints, ligaments, muscles and even discs. These postural dysfunctions are caused by muscle imbalances. In simple terms, a muscle imbalance happens when you have tight or strained muscles in one area of your body while the opposing muscles are weak and stretched out of their normal position. This is the main root cause of all kinds of back pain.

Less Common Upper Back Pain Causes

· Bending or lifting
· Large breasts
· Osteoporosis
· Spinal disc disease
· Ruptured spinal disc
· Scoliosis
· Heart disease

The Most Common Treatments

The most common treatments are meant to treat the symptoms rather than the root cause of the problem. This makes it very difficult to achieve permanent cure and relief for upper back pain and that's why they usually fail.

The most common treatments include muscle relaxant medication, anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), bed rest and cortisone injections. Other treatments include physical therapy, hot packs, exercises, electrical stimulation and surgery (which should always be the last resort).

The truth is that there are no magic pills and injections that can create postural and proper muscle balances in your body.

How to Permanently Cure Upper Back Pain

The best way to achieve permanent cure is to treat the real cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms. Since the most common cause for upper body pain is muscle imbalances - The best way to treat it is correcting these muscle imbalances with muscle balance therapy.

The "7-Day Back Pain Cure" by Jesse Cannone reveals the secrets to muscle balance therapy and also:

· The 7 mistakes that most people make that keep them in pain
· How to identify the real, underlying causes of your pain
· Which treatments work, which ones don't and how to know which is right for you.

This book is normally sold on Amazon, but for a limited time you can have it for free on my website. Go to and claim your free copy right now, while it's available.

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