Upper back pain relief can be found in a variety of ways — acupuncture, Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy, cold compression therapy, chiropractic manipulation, physical or massage therapy, and surgery. For most, however, relief from upper back pain is as simple as following some basic principles of good health. Since poor posture and muscle tone are two of the common causes of upper back pain, maintaining an exercise routine and proper nutrition can be necessary for optimal pain relief.




Upper back pain may result from injury due to an automobile accident or sports injury. Other causes may include obesity and atrophied muscles that can lead to undue stress on the spine. When the spine is not supported well, it is susceptible to painful injuries such as disc herniation. Muscle spasms in the upper back are also a frequent cause of upper back pain.

Another reason for upper back pain is the collection of excess toxins in the muscle tissue. The good news is that proper diet, exercise, Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy, and drinking plenty of water can result in reduction of pain in the upper back. It’s important to obtain an accurate diagnosis of the cause of pain before beginning treatment. A back specialist will often advise physical therapy as part of the regimen for upper back pain relief.

Back Pain Treatments

If you have back pain, resting it is recommended. Avoid activities that cause pain or may have caused the injury and begin cold compression treatments as soon as possible.

There are healing tools that can help treat your back pain and speed up the healing process so you can reduce your pain and get back to daily life.Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) will promote blood flow to heal your injury faster and more completely than any other methods available.