You woke up with pain in your upper back. It may feel like a knot or spasm.
Isn’t it truly amazing that we can hurt ourselves in our sleep?
Sometimes it’s from something you did the previous day but maybe you just slept “crooked.” Maybe you laid too long with an arm out in front as you slept on your side and that strained the muscle.
Or perhaps you slept with your neck tilted to the side and that caused an unhappy scalene muscle in your neck. If it gets unhappy it can develop trigger points. Trigger points in the scalene muscle can cause a knot or muscle pain in your upper back. In fact, they do it all the time.
Sometimes this pain could be a one-time issue that will never happen again after it’s done healing. Or, it could be a sign that there are muscles elsewhere pulling on that area which needs to be “released” to prevent recurrence.
Tennis Ball Therapy or other self-help measures can often help you get rid of the pain in your upper back. But if they don’t, then you need to know more about how your body works.
That’s why I developed the program Knots In Your Back. (<– click here if you would like more information about the program.) In it, I will show you all of the areas that can cause your pain and how to make them stop!
Sometimes the problem IS actually where the pain is. This is especially true if you have only had the pain for a day or two.
But if you have had your pain for a longer time, your pain is probably just a symptom. The CAUSE of your pain is elsewhere. And the CAUSE of most pain is muscles!
And that’s good news! Because muscles can be treated and you CAN get rid of your upper back pain!