Upper Back Pain | Shoulder Pain

Studies indicate that upper back pain is very common among Americans, especially because most people hold their stress in this area. The thoracic spine is between the neck and low back.

There are 12 vertebra (T1 to T12) stacked vertically connected by ligaments with an intervertebral disc between them. A healthy disc is like a cushion and acts likes a shock absorber for the spine allowing for flexibility. There are also layers of muscles that support and provide movement to the upper and middle back.

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Poor Posture

Hunching over a computer, slouching and using electronic devices puts extra pressure on your neck, upper back and shoulder region. This can cause a posture hump. Studies indicate that every inch your head moves forward doubles in weight. Improving your posture is crucial because chronically tense muscles can change the characteristics of your upper spine. A change you can make today is correcting your seated posture; proper seated posture involves maintaining a straight back and bringing your knees slightly higher than your hips.

Joint Dysfunction

This is commonly due to a thoracic subluxation. Which is when a joint in the thoracic spine is out of alignment or motion between the joint is restricted. This usually irritates the nerves and muscles and causes pain.

Degenerated Discs

A subluxation for prolonged period of time can lead to dehydration of the disc. This will cause the disc to shrink in size and the body will send calcium to fill in the gaps. This process is commonly known as degenerative disc disease or osteoarthritis.

Thoracic Disc Herniation

Although very rare a herniated disc may happen suddenly due to a traumatic injury or heavy lifting.

Give us a call if the pain has persisted over 3 or 4 days or if you have upper back pain, numbness or tingling traveling down your arms. It is important to have your spine evaluated as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage.

At Divine Spine, we utilize a computerized adjustment system that can gently restore motion and correct alignment without any twisting or popping of the spine. We have had tremendous success helping our patients with upper back and shoulder pain. If you have been suffering with persisting upper and mid back pain and are looking for a solution that does not involve drugs, surgery or twisting/popping then give us a call immediately.

On your first visit, you will receive a comprehensive exam, if necessary, digital x-rays followed by a doctor’s report. We do this to figure out the root cause of your upper back issue and create a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to go beyond relieving our patient’s symptoms, we strive to resolve the root cause of the problem and teach our patients the proper stretches and exercises to create lasting stability.

Back and Shoulder Pain
Service Type
Back and Shoulder Pain
Provider Name
Divine Spine Yorba Linda,
4973 Yorba Ranch Rd, Suite D,Yorba Linda,CA-92887,
Telephone No.(714) 695-0232
Yorba Linda, Orange County, Los Angeles
Suffering from debilitating back and shoulder pain? Simply working over a computer or slouching the shoulders while using a tablet or phone can lead to poor posture and uncomfortable pain. Other issues such as joint dysfunction, degenerated discs, and thoracic disc herniation are common among Americans. Call us today to find out how we can asses your issues through x-ray and get to the root of your back and shoulder pain.