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Short-Term Upper Back Pain Relief Options

Short-Term upper back pain treatment strategies include exercises that you can do on your own and products that will help relieve upper back pain.

Get rid of upper back pain by following these tips.

Get rid of upper back pain by following these tips.

  • Flex Bands offer varying intensities allowing you to customize your needs. They are a great tool to aid in strengthening and stretching upper back muscles.
    Doctor Recommended Product: Flex Bands
  • Compresses and wraps are a great way to relieve upper back pain. If the injury has just occurred we recommend using ice or heat for 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off. Ice is recommended for injuries that become inflamed or swollen. Heat treatments are used for chronic conditions to help relax the area.
    Doctor Recommended Product: Therm Wrap or Hot/Cold Compress
  • Balance balls are a great tool to use to help reinforce proper posture. Instead of sitting on a chair at work try switching to a balance ball for an hour a day to help strengthen muscles.
    Doctor Recommended Product: Balance Ball
  • A posture balance cushion is an alternative to a balance ball. By sitting on a posture balance cushion it will help stabilize and stregthen core muscles, which will in turn help relieve upper back pain.
    Doctor Recommended Product: Posture Balance Cushion

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Long-Term Upper Back Pain Relief Options

Long-Term upper back pain treatments include helping pain sufferers manage their pain by providing the appropriate tools for ongoing rehabilitation. It is important to see a professional to be sure you choose an appropriate treatment. We are in the process of building a referral database; in the meantime the Canadian Chiropractic Association can help.