Upper back pain starts from the neck and extends to the middle of your back. In most cases, upper back pain is caused by a strain, sprain, or tear in your neck or shoulder muscles. Upper back pain and injury is one of the most common injuries suffered in the six million car wrecks that happen every year. Back injuries are extremely common and are also the third most-expensive medical condition after heart disease and cancer. While many back pains can be treated with physical therapy and over the counter medication, some cases require prescription medication, surgery or injections. Upper back pain can be a life-long battle and anyone suffering should receive the appropriate medical treatment. If you have upper back pain due to the irresponsible behavior of someone else, you should not be burdened with the expense of treatment. Our nation is founded on personal responsibility, and if someone else causes you significant injury, they must take responsibility for the consequences. If you have been involved in a collision or other incident and suffer from upper back pain, you should see a doctor immediately and then contact an attorney’s office like Samples Ames to assist you in your case.