Upper Back Pain Chiropractor Forest Lake

Posted on Jan 16, 2017


If you were able to see what’s under your skin, you’d notice your spine. It’s made up of 33 individual bones. They’re stacked one on top of the other in what’s called the spinal column. The spine (and these bones) provide the support your body needs to do everyday activities, like standing up, bending and twisting your body as needed. When you strain or injure a part of this structure, you’ll feel pain.

Most people visit a chiropractor for pain in their lower back, but some experience upper back pain. Did you know that the upper back, also known as the thoracic spine, contains a dozen spinal bones? There are also many muscles in this area as well as fascia. If you’re wondering what fascia is, it’s a layer of connective tissue surrounding your muscles so they can operate properly.

All sorts of things can cause a person to have upper back pain. Chronic bad posture is often a culprit, as is injury.

Remember the term fascia? There’s such a thing as myofascial pain syndrome. It involves pressure being put on “trigger points” in your muscles, and it typically happens when a person does repetitive motions and/or keeps their muscles tense and stressed out. A chiropractor can treat this problem by putting direct pressure on your trigger point(s) to help the body heal itself.

The majority of joints in the entire spine are found in your upper back. When these joints function normally, they’re in their correct position and can carry out the motions your brain intends them to do. However, when these joints aren’t functioning normally, a chiropractor can employ manual adjusting techniques to adjust them back into their proper place and positioning.

Most patients will lie face down on a bench at the chiropractor’s office. The chiropractor will apply pressure at certain points around the thoracic spine. On some occasions, the patient may lie on their side. It’s normal for a chiropractor to ask the patient to take a deep breath– and when they exhale the chiropractor goes to work on them.

Dr. Jason Gerard of Lakewoods Chiropractic in Forest Lake, MN, can help you manage your upper back pain. Please schedule an appointment by calling 651-464-0800.

 

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Matthew Rivard
Matthew Rivard
April 20, 2022.
Great place to come
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Alejandra A
Alejandra A
April 11, 2022.
Hi everyone I definitely recommend this forest lake chiropractic clinic. I has been coming for about a week and I felt so much better and so happy with the service. I really recommend to everybody whom has any problem with spine and neck
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nonye harcourt
nonye harcourt
April 5, 2022.
I love the care I have received so far. Friendly staff that do an awesome job with keeping me on track with my care and follow. Also the fact that I go in and out in less than 15mins with no long wait is awesome.
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Samantha Jensen
Samantha Jensen
March 31, 2022.
Great place to heal!! Exceeded my expectations. My only complaint is I didn't come sooner!! After seeing three doctors with a solution of cortisone injections in my back it was time to try something more natural. While I've always understood the importance of chiropractic care I've never fully tried it. Everything they have done here is tailored for me! I started feeling better by the 3rd adjustment! I haven't taken a single pain med! Praise God!! Don't wait to get the care you need!! I wish I hadn't. Five stars and more!! Bonus....I was given all the equipment I need to do my stretches at home along with an in depth nutritional support system! Amazing!
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merry gendreau
merry gendreau
March 26, 2022.
Dr.Gerard is an amazing chiropractor. I've had incredible experience and results from him for many back/neck injuries from years ago, and just general health care. Thank you for all your help and hard work for making life easier and happier for myself. God Bless.
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Dan Schmoll
Dan Schmoll
March 22, 2022.
Great staff, very friendly and informative. Affordable compared to competition.
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Deborah Falkowski
March 16, 2022.
Excellent staff, great service, friendly doctors
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Deana Walsh
March 2, 2022.
Wonderful relief from decades of gymnastics and coaching gymnastics! Try this place out…for sure!
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Byron Griffin
February 24, 2022.
Great staffing and care team!!!
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MaeAnna LaFavor
MaeAnna LaFavor
February 24, 2022.
This place is wonderful! Staff is very kind and helpful. The facility is clean and upbeat. I have no more back pain or migraines.
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