What Causes Chronic Upper Back Pain and Neck Pain in Olympia WA?

What Causes Chronic Upper Back Pain and Neck Pain in Olympia WA?

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This is a question we get asked daily! What causes upper back pain and chronic neck pain? And what are some solutions without the pharmaceutical approach?

There are many causes to chronic upper back pain and neck pain in Olympia WA, here are a few:

Causes of upper back pain and neck pain in Olympia WA

  • Disc herniation
  • Repetitive injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash
  • Poor posture
  • Tension headaches
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Thoracic kyphosis
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Radiculopathy

(note: in mainstream medicine, pharmaceuticals are usually the #1 line of defense to combat these underlying issues and none of them will get fixed by masking the pain)

These are the most common conditions, but there can be many more that range from nerve to disc to muscle problems. A thorough examination and subjective exam must be performed to determine underlying causes of a patient's chronic pain. If there are two underlying causes and only one is addressed, the problem can get worse with time and more repetitive injuries if some issues are left untreated.

Professions that cause chronic upper back and neck pain

  • Construction and carpentry
  • Desk work
  • Hairdresser
  • Lifting jobs
  • High-stress jobs

New solutions to chronic upper back pain and neck pain

The combination approach to treating chronic pain is the best approach because it utilizes many techniques to address the root cause of problems. For example if someone has chronic neck pain due to a disc herniation, utilizing Chiropractic to mobilize the joints to allow the discs breath and utilizing acupuncture to increase circulation to damaged discs, yields the best possible outcome

Adding Massage therapy to any treatment plan also decreases muscle spasms and increases healing potential within the body

So the next time you have chronic upper back pain or chronic neck pain, before you take that over-the-counter pill to manage your pain, ask yourself what is the underlying cause of my pain and what are some new and natural solutions to addressing root causes of pain not just masking pain with pain meds.

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