Kathryn Merrow

Kathryn Merrow on December 17th, 2013

Doctors know a whole lot!  And naturally, patients believe their doctor because our doctors are smart.  That’s a good thing! But sometimes they just don’t see the whole picture.  Why? It wasn’t part of their training.  There is just too much to know.  And that’s also why some doctors or therapists specialize in getting down […]


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Kathryn Merrow on February 6th, 2013

What kind of movement will help your back pain go away and stay away? Well, here’s the deal.  We have several hundred muscles and most of us use only the same sixty or seventy all the time.  That gets us out of muscular balance. So, mix things up!  Wake up the muscles that you haven’t […]


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Kathryn Merrow on October 11th, 2012

Does your back hurt more when you drive?  It’s not a surprise to me because I’ve sat in lots and lots of car seats and I don’t like ’em. Some designers seem to think that car seats are for lounging.  C’mon now.  Drivers are supposed to be alert and able to see the road.  I’d […]


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Kathryn Merrow on October 3rd, 2012

What causes bulging disks in your lower back? And what are bulging disks, anyway? Imagine this: The bones of your spine are stacked one on top of another.  In between the bones are jelly donuts.  The donuts are tough on the outside and have jelly on the inside.  Those jelly donuts are your disks. If […]


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Kathryn Merrow on September 18th, 2012

Do you have pain or discomfort on one side of your spine?  It’s probably muscles that are tight. There are several layers of muscle next to each side of your spine.  The largest, longest muscles are closest to the outside of your body.  The smaller, shorter ones are closest to your spine bones. And any […]


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Kathryn Merrow on September 11th, 2012

Do you really mean it when you say that someone gives you ‘a pain in the back’?   If they cause a lot of stress for you, that could be exactly what’s happening. We tend to use words that describe how we feel.  Getting a pain in the back, the neck, the rear–those are all real […]


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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 30th, 2012

What is the most common cause of back pain that you wouldn’t normally think of?  We expect to have back pain when we work our muscles too hard but what else could make your back hurt?  Here are three causes you might not have thought about: The most common cause of back pain is under-use […]


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Muscles in the front of your body can cause pain in your neck and back?  It’s true! Sometimes pain in your back is caused simply because tight muscles in the front of your body are pulling and causing stress in your back muscles.  Sometimes the muscles in front have trigger points.  Trigger points are crabby […]


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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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