“Knots” or muscle spasms in your upper back happen for a reason.
Almost all pain happens for a reason or a cause. If you get rid of the cause, you can get rid of the pain!
Most often the reason for upper back muscle spasms is a “forward head” posture which strains and aggravates upper back muscles. If you can correct your posture and strengthen your upper back muscles, that will help.
Working with your hands and head in front of your body for long periods (or even short periods if the knots have already started) can cause knots, too.
Here are two ways to get rid of your knots:
1. Strengthen your back. That will improve your posture and help you get rid of the “forward head”.
2. Therapeutic massage can be an excellent way to get rid of muscle knots.
But just blasting away on muscle knots won’t work if the knots are caused by something else (like your posture.) Blasting away will just hurt and you will still have the knot!
You have to get rid of the cause!
On the other hand, sometimes the cause of the knot IS actually where it hurts and those knots can be treated easily with massage or tennis ball pressure therapy. (<– click to learn how.)