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It takes a lot of work to get rid of your upper back muscle pain.  But it’s well worth it! The problem that causes your back pain is probably a weak back or poor posture (same thing!) Here’s an email I received: > Honestly Kathryn, I ‘ve been a little worse. I’ve been trying to […]


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Here’s a little video that shows how to get rid of upper back pain and muscle strain using a simple tool that you might already have in your home.  And if you don’t already have it, you can easily make one.  Enjoy!  


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How can you get rid of the knots in your back naturally? The first thing is to figure out WHY you are getting these knots.  I’m not being silly here. There are always reasons why you have pain.  Usually the reasons involve muscles. Muscles move bones.  Muscles can press on nerves.  Muscles are usually overlooked […]


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Kathryn Merrow on August 20th, 2011

Got pain in your lower back?  Want to know how to get rid of it?  Massage could be the ‘magic pill’ that you are seeking! There are muscles on the front and back sides of your body and on the outer sides of your spine.  If any of those muscles get out of balance–some tight […]


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Kathryn Merrow on June 18th, 2011

What’s the most common cause of lower back pain?  Well, there are actually TWO common causes. Cause #1:  Collapsed or slouching posture.  We are supposed to have a nice, easy curve behind your waist that goes toward your tummy.  When we collapse forward, we lose that nice curve. Cause #2.  Too much curve in the […]


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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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Why are muscles spasms in upper backs such a common problem now? Here’s a list of some of the most common reasons. Lifestyle. Computers. Couches. Laptops. Car seats. Working positions. Habits. Weak back muscles. TMS (Too Much Sitting) TMJF (Too Much Junk Food) Poor nutrition But all of these can be overcome.  Honest!  It’s your […]


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Kathryn Merrow on April 8th, 2011

Some people have too little curve behind their waist and some have too much curve.  This article is for the flat-backed folks. You used to have a curve in your lower back behind your waist.  The curve pointed inward toward your belly.  In fact, you HAD to have that curve in order to learn to […]


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Kathryn Merrow on February 8th, 2011

Here’s a quick stretching tip for pain in your lower back: The muscles in the front of your thighs and the  insides of your thighs (where they touch each other) pull on your back.  The muscles in your thigh are actually attached to your pelvis and spine.  That means they PULL on your pelvis and […]


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Kathryn Merrow on February 5th, 2011

Can yoga exercises get rid of your back pain? Last week two different people wrote to tell me how much difference yoga made in their pain.  And did you know there are yoga classes specifically for people with back pain? The really good thing about the practice of yoga movements is


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