Causes of upper back pain in your right side

Upper Back Pain

If you are experiencing upper back pain in the right side of your body, there are a variety of factors that may be leading to your symptoms. Common causes of this musculoskeletal pain often include overuse, muscle strain, nerve pressure, fracture or osteoarthritis. To determine the exact cause of your condition, it is important to consult a medical professional. He or she can evaluate the source of your upper back pain, deduce why it is manifesting in the right side of your spine and recommend the appropriate treatment methods that can ease your symptoms. 

Treating the source of your upper right back pain

Depending on the cause and severity of the upper back pain in the right side of your spine, your doctor may recommend for you to visit a physical therapy clinic to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific condition. This may include the following physical therapy treatment options:

  • At-home hot and cold therapy to ease your back spasms and relieve tightness
  • Manual therapy for the neck and shoulders to reduce muscle tension
  • Low-impact exercises to ease pain and stiffness in the back and shoulders
  • Lifestyle modifications to improve your posture and strengthen your muscles
  • Relaxation techniques to reduce stress, ease pain and keep the muscles loose 

Treating upper back pain in your right side at Whatcom Physical Therapy 

At Whatcom Physical Therapy, we know the toll that long-lasting upper back pain in the right side can have on your life. That is why our physical therapy specialists are committed to always advancing our capabilities and learning new techniques to ensure you get the world-class treatment you deserve. 

Take a step into one of our Washington clinics and you’ll see it — our unwavering dedication to quality patient care. Our team of leading industry experts will work tirelessly to find a treatment that works for you as soon as you walk through our doors, so that you can walk out feeling your best self. For more information on our treatment methods for upper right back pain, and to schedule an initial appointment with our team, contact us today.