Tightness is an unintended consequence of living in a world with limited mobility. The upper back is primarily intended to protect the heart and lungs and is not mechanically focused on movement.
What is neck and upper back pain?
The upper back and neck are primarily designed to protect our vital organs. The stresses of modern life make them
vulnerable to restrictions and mobility loss.
As a result, the upper back and shoulder are among our clinic’s most common pain presentations in our clinic.
We could spend an entire weekend discussing the intricacies of upper back and neck pain, but for this article, I will focus on two significant points: joint tightness/sprains and muscle weakness.
Tightness in the joints and muscles of the upper back
- local muscle tightness
- be associated with long-term degenerative changes
Weakness in the upper back and neck muscles
Weakness in our muscles is not a problem exclusive to the upper back and neck, but it affects the majority of the human body in our modern world, exacerbating pain in the neck.
As previously discussed, tightness puts extra pressure on the neck, including the neck muscles. This increased load can be difficult to tolerate for strong, stable muscles; overloaded muscles will have more difficult time. Recurrent muscle straining is often the most painful part of the problem and must be resolved quickly, but it is not typically the root cause of the problem for most people.
Osteopathic Treatment for Neck and Upper Back Pain
Your MPR Health practitioner will discuss with you the critical factors in your individual presentation and create a treatment and management plan that addresses the root cause and symptoms, allowing you to achieve any health and movement goals.
Osteopathy North Shore Sydney
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MPR Health proudly offers a wide range of Osteopathy services & treatments covering back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, headaches, upper back pain, sports injuries, work-related injuries and ergonomic assessment.
Suite 5/132 Pacific Hwy,
Roseville NSW 2069.