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What's the best way to relieve a sore upper back?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Many things

Many things can possibly help: aerobic exercise, stretching, muscle strengthening exercise, heat, cold, over the counter medications (follow instructions in the package and make sure you do not have conditions making the medicines unsafe for you).
If simple measures like this fail, talk to your primary care provider.

In brief: Many things

Many things can possibly help: aerobic exercise, stretching, muscle strengthening exercise, heat, cold, over the counter medications (follow instructions in the package and make sure you do not have conditions making the medicines unsafe for you).
If simple measures like this fail, talk to your primary care provider.
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