Stretches To Relieve Upper Back Pain
There is always a lot of focus on lower back pain since that is a common problematic area. But for those of us who suffer from upper back pain, PostureWorks has you covered.
Yoga: Cat-Cow Stretch
Yoga stretches are not limited to yogis. In fact, yoga poses are sometimes the best stretches for back pain. If you are not yet ready to jump into a yoga studio, try this stretch at home:
Starting on your hands and knees, make sure your knees are hips distance apart and your hands are directly under your shoulder blades. As you take a deep inhale, drop your belly down and look up, creating a U-form with your back, pushing your chest out. As you exhale, round your back and suck your belly into your ribcage. Do this for a few minutes and you will find instant relief in your upper back.
Small Back Bend
Another stretch that has yogic backgrounds is a backbend stretch, or cobra. For this stretch, start by lying down on your belly and placing your hands palm down near your ribcage with your elbows bent. Taking a deep breath in, press into your hands and the tops of your feet and press into a small back bend. This is a dual stretch: lower and upper back. By squeezing your shoulder blades together you will feel tension release from your upper back. Do this in the morning or evening to release any stored toxins.
PostureWorks is one of the best offices in San Francisco for chiropractic care. Not only do we emphasize holistic, non-invasive treatment for back injuries and pain relief, our doctors are certified in a specialized technique known as Chiropractic BioPhysics (CPB). CPB uses advanced scientific techniques to treat the source of your pain by conducting a thorough analysis of your body. In addition, getting you back adjusted is more than just beneficial to your spine because it is directly linked to your entire nervous system.
The doctors at PostureWorks are here to treat each individual patient with the upmost care. Drs. Scott Levin, Jason Miller and Corey Todhunter treat the source of the pain with an emphasis on holistic yet scientific healing.
Do not wait to get treatment! To speak to our team, call us at: 415-373-3897.