Upper Back Pain

Kathryn Merrow on October 12th, 2017

Dear Reader, I bet you are here because you have some kind of back pain.  I don’t post articles all the time lately but I’m still here to support you and to answer your questions about simple, natural methods of pain relief. Thank you for stopping by! Kathryn


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Kathryn Merrow on September 4th, 2012

If you have pain in the left side of your upper shoulder and neck, right about where they meet, guess what the cause might be? Sure it’s muscles, most likely.  But why are they complaining? 1.  Do you type?  Do you sit facing the right while you are at the computer?  The best way is […]


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Kathryn Merrow on August 18th, 2012

Would you like to get rid of the miserable knots in your back?  Here’s a great idea:  Request the free report Five Steps To Get Rid Of Those Miserable Knots In Your Upper Back.   The little report will tell you: Why your muscles are complaining What causes knots in your back How to relieve […]


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Do you have a muscle spasm in your trapezius muscle?  Here’s some background: Muscle spasm is a contraction.  Your muscle has tightened up and doesn’t feel good.  Muscle contraction in the upper back is very often caused by over-stretching the muscles.  Read more to discover why. In this picture the trapezius muscle is shown on […]


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Kathryn Merrow on August 10th, 2012

Here’s a good question I received about muscle knots in your upper back: I am a student and find my self working in forward head posture every day.  My goal is to get rid of my knots and once I get rid of them I was wondering what i can do to keep them at […]


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Kathryn Merrow on August 6th, 2012

Here’s an article that will help you get rid of the pain on the lower half of your shoulder blade naturally.  It explains about muscles and how they cause pain and how you can do your own therapy!  (This link will take you to another of my natural pain relief websites.) Is your pain on […]


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Kathryn Merrow on July 15th, 2012

Do you have burning pain on both sides of your spine?  Does it look like the red pain pattern on the right side of the picture?  It may be the trapezius muscle.  As you see, there is one on each half of your body. The trapezius muscles can cause pain on the tops of the […]


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Kathryn Merrow on July 7th, 2012

Shoulder Muscle Causes Pain In Upper Back And Neck Muscles are the most common cause of pain in the upper back and neck. The levator scapulae muscle is also called the ‘shoulder hiker.’ It lifts or hikes your shoulder blade. Trigger Points Cause Upper Back and Neck Pain Trigger points are hyperirritable areas of muscle […]


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Kathryn Merrow on June 30th, 2012

Tight muscles in your shoulders?  Here are six things you can do to help your poor shoulders feel better. Get out of stressful situations!  🙂  Well, as much as you can. Lift your shoulders and roll them backward.  Up and back.  Up and back. Hike your shoulders up to your ears.  Hold them there for […]


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Kathryn Merrow on June 28th, 2012

Let’s enter into the Twilight Zone of Knots In Your Back. Imagine this: You are driving.  Traffic is moving fast.  Big trucks are all around, weaving in and out. Other drivers are tail-gating.  The sun is hitting the car windows ahead of you and blasting right into your eyes.  The driver behind you is blaring […]


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