Hey, you! Sit up straight! Then, check out some unique advice for banishing upper back pain. Want to know what a can of soup, a trip to Victoria's Secret, and talking on the phone have to do with back pain? Upper back pain usually arises from long periods of slumping over. As such, it's commonly seen in offices and schools. Avoid it by getting your back in shape...with soup! Hold a can of soup in each hand. Lift your shoulders straight up toward your ears for two counts, then pull back, pinching your shoulder blades together. Repeat. Even easier for women: Beat upper back pain by shedding that lacy bra in favor of a more supportive sports one. And hold the phone! Use your hand, not your neck and back, to keep the receiver propped up when you're talking. These tips are so simple; they're really a load off your back!