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 rid of them?
There are different types of muscle contractions. A “contraction” is a shortening of a muscle. One type is protective. If a muscle is stretched too much, too often, it will contract (get short or spasm.) It does this to protect itself.
So, if a muscle is being over-stretched and is in danger of being torn, it will shorten to prevent damage to itself. An example of this is what happens to your back muscles. Your muscles are complaining. They don’t like being over-stretched. To make sure you understand their message, they give you pain.
You get a knot.
Here’s another example:
If you hold a muscle in a short position for a long period of time, it can “forget” how to relax and be as long as it should. An example of this would be flexing your bicep muscle (the muscle on the front of your upper arm) for a long time.
So sometimes a back spasm can be triggered by holding something for an extended period while you contract your arm or body muscles. A tight area on the front of your body or under your arm toward your back can pull on the muscles on the opposite side of your shoulder blade.
The muscles that are being pulled on the opposite side don’t like it, so they give you a message: pain.
The good news is that once you figure out the cause(s) of your pain, you will be able to take simple, natural steps to get rid of it. Drugs like pain relievers and muscle relaxants don’t cure your problem. They only mask it.
In fact, it is my understanding from my training that muscle relaxants don’t relax a spasm. They only relax the rest of the muscles that are in a more normal condition. The knot stays and the muscles that surround it relax.
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I’m Kathryn Merrow, The Pain Relief Coach, and I look forward to helping you get rid of those knots in your back and shoulder blade naturally.