Cause Of Upper Back Pain

Kathryn Merrow on April 4th, 2012

What’s the most common cause of upper back pain?  Is it herniated disks?  Is it neck bones that are out of place?  Is it your neighbors or your job? Not likely any of those.  It’s muscles!  (Well, maybe your job is contributing, too.) A recent commenter said the knots in her upper back are caused […]


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Kathryn Merrow on October 30th, 2011

Linda’s back and hip hurt.  Here’s what she told me: “I drive for a living.  Drive up to 10 hrs a day, my hip & back hurt nearly all the time.  I am 51 years old.  My hip (I think it’s the iliopsoas, but my rehab guy says tight quadriceps)… anyway that little muscle will […]


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Kathryn Merrow on December 23rd, 2010

Which muscles cause upper back pain?  You might guess it’s the muscles at the tops and back of your shoulders but here’s the deal:  Most often they are just complaining. The muscles that are actually to blame for your upper back pain are most often in the front of your body!  When the muscles in […]


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Kathryn Merrow on September 13th, 2010

Can something as simple as sitting cause upper back pain? Yes.  Here’s how: Let’s say you are in your nice comfy recliner.  And let’s say you are reading.  Or doing hand work.  Or using your laptop. Where is your head? That’s right.  It is sticking out in front of your body. When sit like that […]


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