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 muscle tear or muscle strain. It would come back as mild discomfort if I would help move a table or something like that.

Thank you so much for the advice. Over the past two days, I’ve been essentially “Releasing” a lot of tension all over my back and neck. I’ve been making sure that, If it felt like there was a knot there, I hit it with tennis ball therapy. I’ve noticed that since I did that, I’ve felt a lot less pressure in my back, and I seem to have loosened up. I’ve also noticed that I’ve had a sore feeling all over my back. It seems to be a good sore, like the feeling I get after working my back at the gym.

It feels a bit tender, and a good sore. I know that deep tissue massages sometimes leave you sore for a day or two because you are not used to that level of pressure on muscle tissue. Is this normal and should I take this as a good sign for tennis ball therapy??

Again, thanks so much!

Here’s my response:

You are welcome. And Yay!!! You hit the nail on the head! Good job! Your muscles are not used to this new pressure or position and you are releasing them effectively.

Thank you for sharing your success. And remember, now it’s time to start stretching the muscles in the front of your body, too, so you will be well balanced muscularly.

I’m always glad to help you get rid of your back pain!  I’m Kathryn Merrow, The Pain Relief Coach.


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