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Taking Care of Your Upper Back Pain in Central California

Is upper back pain slowing you down? Dignity Health Central California doctors offer effective treatment options to help ease your upper back pain.

Our orthopedic care team will first determine the cause of your upper back pain. Effective treatments can provide relief and healing. The goal is to return to pain-free living so you can participate in activities and enjoy the activities you love.

Find a Doctor today to discuss how we can help you find upper back pain pain relief in Central California.


Determining Upper Back Pain Causes at Dignity Health Central California

Sprains and strains are the most common reasons for upper back pain. Spinal conditions also can lead to upper back pain. These include:

Other serious medical conditions also can cause pain in your upper back. These include heart attack, collapsed lung, aortic aneurysm, or compression of one of your vertebrae.

Please seek immediate medical attention at a Dignity Health Central California ER or call 911 if you experience upper back pain with any of the following:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Nausea
  • Jaw pain
  • Chest pain
  • Sweating


Upper Back Pain Relief for Your Well-Being

Your doctor will discuss prevention and treatment based on your medical history, cause of upper back pain, and other risk factors. Some problems heal on their own. Upper back pain stretches, and over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medicines can help with your recovery.

Your doctor will discuss other treatments for severe or constant pain. Physical therapy, a back brace, and stronger pain relievers can provide relief. Surgery may be recommended if other, less serious treatments have not helped your pain.

The orthopedic experts at Dignity Health Central California can help you return to an active lifestyle.

Dignity Health Central California orthopedic care team creates personalized treatment plans to relieve your upper back pain in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.