Upper Back Pain

Burning Upper Back Pain is all the more painful!

Upper back pain is in itself an uncomfortable and painful condition to be suffering from, but when accompanied with burning, this ailment becomes all the more painful and discomforting for the patient. Upper back pain is in itself an uncomfortable and painful condition to be suffering from, but when accompanied with burning, this ailment becomes all the more painful and discomforting for the patient. However, the condition, no matter how scary or painful is not that uncommon. The upper back in particular is a very important part of the anatomy and has several roles to play in the body's functioning, as this not only helps us stand upright but also supports two other major parts of the body such as the ribs as well as the spine. The problem lies in the fact that the ribs are attached to the spine through short and sensitive joints which are prone to irritation. These joints move along with your upper back as you move and are under constant strain which sooner or later leads to burning upper back pain. If we go into the reasons of their occurrences, it is virtually impossible to let these joints rest as they are part of the breathing pattern.

The burning feeling that you experience may have two specific areas of occurrence and includes the muscles and bony joints in the area. As the spine tightens, so do the adjoining ribs where they attach. Inflammation occurs as a result of the sensitivity of the joints. The muscles become further tender and tense between the ribs once the area is disrupted and is followed by larger superficial muscles. And therefore, both the muscles and joint tighten causing low grade inflammation of the entire area which is already at the disturbing mode. You may also experience acute pain if single joints or small muscles do not function properly around the joint. Stress, fatigue and other psychological ailments may also trigger this particular condition. There are other causes as well for burning back pain and make the following as the part of treatment which should be diagnosed by a doctor:

Diabetes: failure of the body's ability to handle sugar.
* Peripheral artery disease.
* Neuropathy: disruption of peripheral nervous systems.
*Sun Burn: injury to the skin caused by ultraviolet rays of the sun.
* Chemical burn.
* Heat burn
* Peripheral nerve trauma
* Peripheral nerve compression
* Sciatica : caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. 
* Cold.
* Cerebrovascular accident: caused when blood supply to the brain is stopped
* Back injury: includes injuries to the back muscles.

Since both the rib and the joint are involved in this condition, the treatment has to target both these areas. Lower back also has to be balanced as it is often associated with any burning pain in the upper back and of course, both these areas are interlinked. Stretching will help relieve the larger muscles in the area and should be done first. The upper back takes a little more work and rebound techniques need to be applied for effective treatment. Rib cage can be relaxed with a combination of breathing exercises as well as stretching the muscles. A combination of these two workouts should keep burning back pain away from your anatomy.