Experiencing upper back pain? At Dignity Health Central Coast, our orthopedic specialists provide quality care and understand your need to manage your back pain.
Our doctors who specialize in orthopedic services work in partnership with you to effectively treat your upper back pain on the Central Coast of California. Our priority is your healing and well-being to get you back to enjoying daily activities and all the things you love to do.
Find a Doctor today at Dignity Health Central Coast to discuss your risk factors and how we can help you find upper back pain pain relief as soon as possible.
Identifying Upper Back Pain Causes at Dignity Health Central Coast
Whether you are constantly aware of your pain or only notice it when moving, one of the most common causes of upper back discomfort is a strain or a sprain.
Serious medical conditions, such as a heart attack, can create pain in your upper back. A collapsed lung, aortic aneurysm, or compression of one of your vertebrae are among the more critical causes of upper back pain.
Please seek immediate medical attention at Dignity Health Central Coast or call 911 if you experience upper back pain with any of the following:
- Pain in your chest
- Trouble breathing
- Pain in your jaw
Spinal conditions also can cause upper back pain. These include spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, and herniated or ruptured discs. Osteoporosis, or thinning bones, also can lead to upper back pain.
Achieving Upper Back Pain Relief
Your treatment and prevention options depend on the cause of your upper back pain, medical history, and your risk factors.
Your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor will explore whether your upper back pain will go away on its own, and if massage and upper back pain stretches can speed your recovery. Over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medicines may ease your upper back pain relief symptoms.
For severe or constant pain, your doctor will discuss treatments for your healing and well-being. A back brace, stronger pain relievers, and physical therapy can be helpful. In general, surgery is considered only after you have tried other, less serious treatments.
Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing upper back pain on the Central Coast. We can help you return to your active lifestyle.
Dignity Health’s doctors offer personalized treatment options to relieve your upper back pain on the Central Coast of California.