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Would you like a good stretch for your neck and upper back pain?  Would it surprise you if I told you the real problem could be the muscles in your chest? Chest muscles tend to get short and tight and this can cause neck and upper back pain.  So part of the solution to get […]

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What causes your shoulder muscles to get all knotted up? You don’t just “get a knot.”  Muscle knots happen for a reason.  Something that you did or did not do made your muscles unhappy and now they are complaining. A knot in your upper back or shoulders is a complaint.  It’s a symptom.  A symptom […]

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Got knots in your upper back?  Interestingly, this has been one of the most common complaints I have received email and comments about lately.  And it’s no surprise! We used to swing from trees.  (Well, okay, our ancestors used to swing from trees but maybe you did when you were a kid.  At least, I […]

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A “knot” is a contraction (shortening) or spasm in a muscle. It is a place where a muscle has become ‘tight’ for one reason or another. Overwork is the most common cause. That doesn’t mean that YOU are working too much–it means that some of your muscles are. When you were a child you used […]

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There is a set of muscles on each side of your neck that can cause pain in your upper back, arm, wrist and hand.  Those muscles are called the scalenes. If the “knot” between your spine and shoulder blade “won’t” go away, blame the scalene muscles.  It can’t go away until the scalene muscles are […]

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I recommend therapeutic massage for almost every type of physical pain. Why?  Because it works! Massage is old medicine.  It’s used all over the world for a wide variety of ailments. Why?  Because it works!  (Oh, I already said that, didn’t I?) 🙂 But sometimes when you go to a massage therapist your pain doesn’t […]

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