Upper back pain has become a common complaint in the recent years, as more and more people spend most of their day sitting in front of a computer or leaning on their desk for hours and hours. But this is not the only cause for it. Common causes of back pain are:
1. Trauma - Trauma to the bones or muscles, whiplash (neck injury often from a car accident) or any kind of sudden blow to the upper body.
2. Postural Dysfunctions - Abnormal alignment of the shoulders and the head and bad positioning of the joints - lead to wear and tear of the joints, ligaments, muscles and even discs. These postural dysfunctions are caused by muscle imbalances. In simple terms, a muscle imbalance happens when you have tight or strained muscles in one area of your body while the opposing muscles are weak and stretched out of their normal position. This is the main root cause of all kinds of back pain. Less Common Upper Back Pain Causes
· Bending or lifting
· Large breasts
· Spinal disc disease
· Ruptured spinal disc
· Heart disease
The most common treatments are meant to treat the symptoms rather than the root cause of the problem. This makes it very difficult to achieve permanent cure and relief for upper back pain and that's why they usually fail. The truth is that there are no magic pills and injections that can create postural and proper muscle balances in your body.