Knots In Upper Back

Kathryn Merrow on May 28th, 2012

I received the cutest email today from a man who has knots in his back.  He said he loves to slouch but when he does he gets pain in his upper back and in his head. He loves to slouch. He gets pain when he slouches. His question was whether therapy would help him get […]


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Kathryn Merrow on May 21st, 2011

Are you a teenager with “knots” in your back by your shoulder blades?  Or do you know a teen who complains of upper back pain? Why does this happen? The muscles in the front of bodies are actually about 30% stronger than the muscles in the back of the body. When someone spends a lot […]


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Kathryn Merrow on January 18th, 2011

Muscle knots in your upper back can go away.   Here’s a conversation I had with a reader who woke up with a knot. The morning I woke up with the pain, It was literally unbearable. It faded (Over a month) into discomfort, then almost gone (without me doing anything). The pain seemed reminiscent of a […]


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