A poor or incorrect posture could possibly bring about strain along specific regions in the upper back portion of your body. This happens especially when poor posture sets in a longer period of time. If you are a computer operator and you work all day, you may find it normal to have upper back pain after a long day at work. Shoulder and neck pains re the logical comrades of arms and upper back pain.
Two major and usual causes of upper back and neck pains are myofascia and a joint dysfunctional pain. In general, myofascia pain could be a muscular irritation. It could result from muscle strains due to strenuous physical activities in sports and other active physical activities. It could also be caused by under overuse of muscles and whiplash injury from sudden movements of being thrown forward during a vehicle accident. This could affect large muscles that could support the blades of the shoulder.
Medical professionals could help in the assessment and treatment of upper back pains, as well as neck and shoulder pains. They could also assist in delivering overall pain management to a patient. There are other professionals like the orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists, and chiropractic experts who could be of great help.
Treatment of shoulder blade or upper back pain could be depending on the actual causes of the problems that your doctor could identify. The most common causes are related to the neck and to the cervical spine.
Yoga could be a good exercise regimen for people who are suffering from upper back pain. It could at the same time help build core strength. It could also facilitate opening of the patients chest and long due relaxation of the neck muscles and your upper shoulder.
To start you off in a light and small way you could try this; standing or sitting bring your arms to the front of the body with the elbows bent at 90 degrees and palms facing each other. Your forearms are now vertical and straight and your upper arms horizontal to the floor your elbows inline with your shoulders.
For some it is easy enough to get the palms together and maybe a little bit more effort to get the forearms together. By breathing in and taking your arms back and as you exhale bringing your arms back as you started. Remember to keep your elbows high as your shoulders. Keep doing this with your back straight and your shoulder blade tips pushing into your heart.