The upper back pain may disrupt your life, becoming a 21st century pain! Given the chaotic lifestyle we have, forgetting that we have to take a break from everything once in a while, we force our bodies to work 24/7, causing pains, especially back pains.
Although the upper back pain doesn’t happen so often as lower back pain, it’s pretty uncomfortable giving chronic pains.
The causes of experiencing such pain are numerous, but most common are anxiety, depression, morning stiffness, stress and insomnia.
Last week I had a massage and when the masseuse started to rub my upper back I was like, wow…that’s hard as a rock. And she said that there are all my worries and thoughts. And I should relax a little bit! Ok…said and done!
1. Change your daily routine
Upper back pain is caused, most of the times, by repetitive motions. Just take a break from your activity, and rest for a few days. But you have to combine bed rest with movement to stimulate blood flow. Also, you might take a closer look to your sleeping position.
2. Try ginger compresses
Take 1 ginger root and blend it! Apply the paste on the hurting area and then wrap it with plastic foil. Let it act for 30 minutes. Use this method if you don’t want to take an aspirin pill.
Ice is the best therapy you can use for any muscular pain. Applying ice packages on the upper back, and with the help of this cold therapy you will reduce inflammation and get rid of the pain.
Apply ice for 20 minutes every 3 hours to reduce frequent pain.
4. Epsom salt bath
Salty baths are highly recommended in relieving muscle pain. Fill the bathtub with warm water and add 500 grams of Epsom salt. Soak your body and relax in the bathtub for no longer than 30 minutes, because salty water will dehydrate you.
Stretching will improve your condition and you will get rid of that aching upper back. Just stretch your back with slow and steady movements, and take deep breaths during stretches.
1. Kneel on a padded surface with your buttocks resting on the soles of your feet. Then bend forward at the waist, walking your fingers forward as far as you can go while trying to touch your nose to the floor.
2. Place your hands above your head on either side of a doorframe and gently lean forward so you feel a stretch in front of your shoulders.