Woman in Omaha Suffers from upper back pain

Upper Back Pain Causes and Treatments in Omaha

According to the ACA, more than 80 percent of individuals in the United States experience back pain at some point. Here at Kosak chiropractic and Acupuncture, our chiropractors in Omaha can diagnose the causes of your upper back pain and recommend a treatment program that may include chiropractic adjustments as well as acupuncture to help reduce your symptoms and decrease recovery times.

Common Causes of Back Pain

Upper back pain can be caused by any number of injuries or conditions. The most common causes of back pain treated by our chiropractors include accidents, bad posture, fibromyalgia, herniated discs and overuse.

Accidental Injuries

Accidental injuries, like falling, getting into a car accident  or straining your back during a physical activity, can cause upper back pain. If you suspect you have pain in your upper back from a recent or past injury, our chiropractors can diagnose the severity and recommend a holistic treatment plan to help you heal.

Bad Posture

Bad posture is another common culprit that causes pain in the upper back. If you find yourself hunching over your computer, not standing up straight or spending hours looking down at your cell phone, you are at an increased risk for experience pain in your upper back, neck and shoulders. Our chiropractor can give you tips, tricks and techniques for correcting your posture and strengthening your core muscles.


Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can result in pain in your upper back. This condition is also known for causing fatigue, dull aching throughout the body and difficulty concentrating. While there is no single known cause, chiropractic care can help you manage the back pain and other associated symptoms.

Herniated Discs

Herniated discs in your upper back and neck can contribute to back pain. The disc herniations can be caused by a traumatic event, like a hard fall or car accident, or develop over time as the result of degenerative disk disease. Our Omaha chiropractor can diagnose the herniated discs in your upper back and recommend a natural treatment program to help heal your discs and reduce your pain.


Overuse of your back can also contribute to back pain symptoms. If you work a manual labor job that requires a lot of lifting or recently performed a task, like helping someone move, paint or worked on high areas that require raising the arms above the head, you could develop pain in your upper back from straining or spraining your upper back muscles and ligaments. Thankfully, chiropractic care can help lower your symptoms while healing the injury.

Chiropractic Care and Acupuncture with Our Chiropractor in Omaha.

Are you ready to try chiropractic care and acupuncture for your upper back pain? When it comes to accurately diagnosing the causes of your back pain and recommending natural treatment options that are drug-free, you can get the help you need from our chiropractor in Omaha. Our chiropractors offer non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments, including chiropractic care, acupuncture and corrective exercises to help heal many different types of upper back injuries.

Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractic treatments, like spinal adjustments, can help heal upper back injuries, including herniated discs and sprains and strains. This treatment can also help reduce fibromyalgia pain and help manage the symptoms of degenerative disc disease. This treatment is used to correct subluxations of the vertebrae, which are minor misalignments. Chiropractic adjustments also help increase localized circulation and lower inflammation around the misaligned vertebra.


Acupuncture has been used to treat pain in the upper back for centuries. This treatment involves the use of long thin needles that are placed in the skin at specific points in the upper back in order to help alleviate pain. It is believed to work by increasing circulation around the insertion points and by helping your body release endorphins.

Corrective Exercises

Corrective exercises and stretches can help improve the strength of your back, ab and oblique muscles. This is especially helpful when your pain is being caused by an overuse injury, herniated disc, fibromyalgia or degenerative disc disease as well as pain and discomfort that is caused by poor posture. When your back muscles are strong, they are better able to support your spine, which means you’ll stand and sit up straighter and have fewer instances of back pain. Our corrective exercises and stretches can be combined with any of our other treatment options.

To schedule an appointment with our Omaha chiropractor for your upper back pain, call us at (402) 964-0300