Lower Back Pain
Subluxations (misalignments of the spinal column) are one of the most common causes of neck and low back pain. When vertebrae are misaligned, they put pressure directly on spinal nerves, causing pain. Muscle spasms may set in, which can increase the pressure further. This extra pressure can cause even more inflammation and irritation, which leads to more pain. Often times, stretching and massage may only temporarily relieve the pain, because the cause (subluxation) has not been addressed. A chiropractic adjustment focuses on correcting the cause.
Upper Back Pain
Upper back pain is something that is most likely caused by a sudden injury, but is something that can occur due to issues revolving around bad posture. An upper back strain is possible from being overworked. Many people do not realize that upper back pain is something that happens in conjunction with any type of neck pain, and/or rib heads, as the two are closely related and may be strained from the same traumatic injury.
One of the ways that upper back pain can happen is through muscle strains. Any activity that targets the upper back can cause pain. Excessive exercise that your back is not prepared for can cause strain, which in turn, causes more back pain.