Muscle Spasm Upper Back

Kathryn Merrow on June 9th, 2012

Oh, my aching shoulders! In a nutshell, poor posture is usually to blame for upper back pain.   When your heavy head hangs in front of your body and your shoulders are rolled forward it strains the muscles in your upper back. Here’s how to use heat to help your upper back muscles feel better:  Use […]


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Kathryn Merrow on November 28th, 2011

What causes the pain between your shoulder blades? Could it be stress? Overwork? Old age? Arthritis? Or maybe your nerves or bones? Would you be surprised if I told you that the cause was most likely…in most cases…muscles? But not any old muscles. Overstretched muscles cause most back pain, especially pain between the shoulder blades. […]


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Kathryn Merrow on February 16th, 2011

Can you get rid of the knots in your upper back naturally?  You sure can.  All you need to do is figure out exactly why you have them. When you know the why it’s easier to understand the next steps to take.  Here are two of the most common causes of muscle knots in your […]


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Kathryn Merrow on November 29th, 2010

What’s the most common cause of upper back pain?  Did you guess your muscles?  You are right! Muscles are responsible for most of our aches and pains.  And the medical profession doesn’t have the time to figure out why.  Instead they just write prescriptions to mask the pain. How come?  Well, it takes


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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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Kathryn Merrow on August 24th, 2010

When you learned to walk, your spine did this really neat thing.  It developed curves to help you stand “straight.” When we say, “Stand up straight,” it really means stand tall; stand with the proper curves in your spine; stand with your head over your body instead of in front of it. See this fellow […]


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Kathryn Merrow on August 11th, 2010

What causes shoulder blade pain and back tightness and pain? Here’s an email I received from a healthy young man who always exercised with no health issues other than debilitating back pain. I used to work a very physical job with a lot of heavy lifting, bending, and twisting for an 8 1/2 hour shift. […]


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Massage is wonderful for relieving all kinds of back pain and I recommend therapeutic massage for almost every type of physical pain. Why?  Because it works! Massage is old medicine.  Very old.  It’s used all over the world for a wide variety of ailments as a medical treatment.  I even met a doctor from a […]


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Kathryn Merrow on July 3rd, 2010

What makes your muscles turn into knots in your upper back?  Well, they are not really “knots.”  They are a type of muscle spasm.  Here’s one example. See this little guy?  His head is way in front of his body.  The dotted line indicates the midline of his body.  The line should be passing through […]


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Kathryn Merrow on July 1st, 2010

What causes upper back pain?  What can you do to get rid of it naturally?  Good questions! Here is the replay of a teleseminar (Internet recording) that explains the answers to those questions. Upper Back Pain – Causes & Natural Cures (<– click here) (The “Back Pain Relief” button at the bottom of the teleseminar […]


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