An Introduction to the Neck, Upper Back, and Headaches
Neck pain, upper back pain, and headaches are some of the most common ailments for adults.
About the Neck, Upper Back, and Headaches
The neck is made up of the seven cervical vertebrae, which support the head and allow for movement. The upper back stabilizes the body and anchors the rib cage. Some people can experience headaches that come with neck pain or stiffness. These types of headaches are called cervicogenic (or tension) headaches.
Common Causes of Neck Pain, Upper Back Pain, and Headaches
- Poor posture
- Muscular strains
- Pinched nerve
Overview of Treatment Plans for the Neck, Upper Back, and Headaches
Your treatment plan will depend on your specific type and level of pain. Common treatment methods for neck pain, upper back pain, and headaches include heat therapy, cervical manipulation, and stretching.