Upper Back Pain Between Shoulder Blades

Kathryn Merrow on June 7th, 2012

Do you have  nasty knot in your upper back?  Muscles are involved.  Let’s see what you can do to make them happier. First, let’s try to figure out WHY you have this knot. Did you wake up with it or just get it today?  Or has it been bugging you for a long time? Is […]


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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 September 11th, 2010

Knots in your shoulder blade area can be really painful and really annoying, too! Here’s the simple solution to getting rid of your “knots.”  Just figure out why you have them and then get rid of the cause.  (smile) I’m not really being a smart aleck.  That actually IS how you can get rid of […]


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Kathryn Merrow on July 12th, 2010

It seems like just this morning that I woke up with a “knot” between my spine and shoulder blade.  In fact, it was just this morning.  Sometimes when I sleep on my side that happens. Side sleeping can cause muscle spasms or knots in your upper back like this:  The shoulder you are sleeping on […]


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Did you know there are muscles in your neck that can cause knots in your back, pain on your shoulder and arm and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, too?  Pretty busy muscles, aren’t they? 🙂 Those muscles are called the scalene muscles. When the “knot” between your spine and shoulder blade “won’t” go away, blame […]


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Kathryn Merrow on June 12th, 2010

Why do you get painful muscle “knots” between your shoulder blades and your spine that keep you awake at night?  They can also hold your attention all day, too. What are those “knots” and how can you get rid of them? Lots of things can make your muscles unhappy. Most often the reason you get […]


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Kathryn Merrow on June 10th, 2010

Do you know what causes the “knots” or muscle spasms in your upper back and shoulders? Would you be surprised if I told you it is most often muscles? A knot is a contraction or spasm in a muscle. The most common cause is over-work. That means that you are over-working some of your muscles […]


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Kathryn Merrow on June 9th, 2010

Are you suffering from a “knot” in your back? The most common place for these muscle spasms or contractions is between your shoulder blade and spine. They usually occur on the side of your dominant hand (the one you use the most.) So what causes these painful knots and what can you do to get […]


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