Upper back pain can occur as a result of sudden trauma or injury, or it can occur through strain or poor posture over time. With people who exercise, the cause of back pain is usually through poor exercise technique over time.
If you do not exercise regularly, your back pain is most likely caused by sitting at a computer all day. So we see two sides of the story: not training your back, and training your back in the wrong manner.
Most back pain is due to muscular irritation (myofascial pain) and joint disfunction.
With regards to muscular irritation, the pain is most often caused by a lack of strength, or over use injuries. For example, if you lift something heavy and strain your upper back muscles, you will experience extreme muscular irritation.
However, if you keep training that muscle group before it full recovers, that is what we wall an overuse injury. These injuries can be treated quite easily. Just take a few days off from working your back, and apply some Icy/Hot or similar medication.
If you experience consistent upper back pain, then your pain is most likely due to poor exercise technique. Have someone take a look at your technique, and start to incorporate movements that focus on stabilizing and strengthening your back.
One program that is perfect for back strengthening (without making the problem worse) is Bulletproof Back from Eric Wong.
Joint dysfunction is another cause of back pain. The best treatment for this is to perform mobility drills. Incorporating a stretching and mobility program is highly recommended. Once again, you can find such a program in Bulletproof Back.
Eric’s Wong’s program focuses first on identifying where the problem comes from. He starts off with a comprehensive questionnaire to determine the root cause of the back pain. The program then shows you exactly what steps you need to take to treat your back pain.
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