Schedule Now Pay Bill Sign In
be_ixf;ym_202301 d_30; ct_50
Home Health Library Topics Upper back pain


Hot or cold packs may ease discomfort. Limited bed rest, followed by regular activities and gentle stretching exercises may help.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if the pain:

  • Happens after a car crash, bad fall or sports injury
  • Causes new bowel or bladder control problems
  • Occurs with fever

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if pain:

  • Persists or worsens
  • Occurs with unintentional weight loss, nausea, or both
  • Limits ability to work, sleep, or perform daily activities
Last Updated: September 9th, 2022