Upper back pain or thoracic pain as it is medically referred to, has been the reason for the suffering of a lot of people. The most annoying factor is that there is no perfect treatment or relief for this kind of pain. The pain is generally felt between the lower portion of the neck and the spinal cord. This area is generally very strong because it supports all of the weight of the upper portion of the body. This area has a cavity which is necessary for the proper functioning of the heart and the lungs
There are a number of reasons for upper back pain. The pre-dominant one is incorrect or wrong posture. People at home, or at work do not maintain a proper posture when they sit or stand. They tend to slouch while sitting in a chair. Posture should be upright and straight. Bad posture results in back pain.
Upper back pain can also take place when there has been undue stress or strain on the back on account of an accident or physical activity. Upper back pain can also be on account of lifting a heavy object without using the support of your legs.
Now let us come to the treatment available for upper back pain. It might be depressing to know that no single treatment can provide immediate relief. The best kind of treatment is regular exercise.
A physiotherapist can guide you as to the correct exercise plan, depending on your condition. Walking and jogging and other such aerobic exercise will work wonders for relieving back pain. Yoga under a trained instructor is also beneficial in removing upper back pain.
Upper back pain belongs to those categories of bodily disorders that have no single line of treatment. At the most symptomatic relief can be provided for pain and other symptoms of this disorder. It all boils down to managing the problem.
Regular exercise and correct posture are very important to prevent the occurrence of this problem.