Upper Back Pain

Our Arbor Crossing Chiropractic Life Center
PLLC in Livonia, MI Manages Upper Back Pain Cases

If you've been thinking about working with a Livonia chiropractor to get natural upper back pain relief, then we encourage you to contact our chiropractic office to learn more about how we can help. We work with hundreds of individuals every year struggling with this kind of pain and dysfunction. 

Common Types & Causes of Upper Back Pain

People who have upper back pain often have desk jobs and prolonged poor posture while sitting, which can strain the back. Or, they may frequently perform heavy lifting or overhead motion tasks, with or without poor technique and body mechanics. Other risk factors for upper back pain include advancing age, auto accident, personal injury, and sports injury. 

Here are a few of the most common upper back pain conditions we diagnose at our clinic:

  • Muscle strains and spinal ligament sprains
  • Thoracic facet joint locking (joint misalignments)
  • Disc herniation or bulges
  • Osteoarthritis (joint inflammation and cartilage breakdown)
  • Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)

Symptoms You May Notice With Upper Back Pain Syndromes

When symptoms of upper back pain show up, you may notice: 

  • Stiffness and decreased range of motion
  • Achy, dull, throbbing, or sharp pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain 
  • Muscle tenderness near the area of pain
  • Weakness, numbness, and tingling in the arm

These symptoms will vary depending on factors such as the cause and severity of your condition. They may get worse with certain activities, such as prolonged sitting or exercise. 

While people of all ages can experience back pain, it's generally more common with age, and especially among men between the ages of 30-50. 

How to Diagnose Upper Back Pain

We use a variety of techniques to diagnose the underlying cause of your upper back pain so we can properly guide treatment. Diagnostic tools include physical tests, postural screens, patient history assessment, and X-ray imaging as needed. 

How Our Chiropractor in Livonia MI Treats Your Upper Back Injury

Once a diagnosis has been made, our chiropractor in Livonia can then utilize drug-free and non-invasive services to alleviate your symptoms while at the same time addressing the underlying factors and causes of your condition. This gives you the chance for longer-lasting relief and more thorough healing. 

Struggling with Upper Back Pain? Connect with Arbor Crossing Chiropractic Life Center in Livonia, MI Today!

If you live near Livonia, Canton, Westland, or surrounding Michigan communities and are frustrated from dealing with your upper back pain, then contact Arbor Crossing Chiropractic Center at to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor near you

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm




9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm




9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm


11:00 am-1:00 pm




Find us on the map