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Chronic back neck shoulder pain, posture related?

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  • Posted By: HlpPlz
  • September 10, 2011
  • 08:24 AM

For along time now i have suffering from chronic back/neck/shoulder pain with no improvement i have assumed it was from my poor posture but when i tried to correct my posture and sit straight it only made it worse and now its so bad i cannot even sit on a chair at all anymore i have tried dozens of desk chairs and none i can sit it comfortably they start giving me sever low/mid/sides back pain only a few mins after sitting and its s frustrating, the only way i can even use the computer anymore is kneeling on the floor . I have looked up everything from kyophosis to posturier pelvic tilt but i can not tell what i have and whats wrong, i decided i would take some pics and see if anyone has any ideas, i have been to numerous psysios and no one has mentioned much just that i need to stregthen my back muscles which any exercise/stretch they gave me would only make it worse, and i cannot do any back exercises really because i cannot sit and bending hurts also. Im just so fruserating it seems no one can help me. Here are some pics i took of myself please any help would be great i just want to be pain free and be able to sit with no pain. I cannot even stand straight up still or my back will start burning and aching i have to step side to side or lean and i always feel like im leaning to one side more than the other for some reason. Warning the pics are not pretty i lost 200lbs of weight purposely so lots of unpleasent skin and stuff
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8752/unle5245d1.jpg

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  • Did you do MRI scanning of your spinal column with high resolution? How about bulged/herniated disc or disc protrusion? (Note: Xrays and CT is not suited for examination of this condition)
    alltimatehelp 128 Replies
    • September 15, 2011
    • 09:37 AM
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  • If sitting causes back or neck pain the problem is usually postural and related to the discs. Discs that have been injured in the past can "dry up" and become degenerative. Sitting will aggrivate this problem and sometimes standing still in one position. Its easy to notice bad posture like a scoliosis or lateral bend, but its very difficult to assess the spinal curves (the S-shape a spine has) without x-rays. Usually there is some type of straightening of one of these normal curves.Go to idealspine.com if you like to learn more about normal spinal curves and all the science behind it. I'm a chiro and I work on this stuff all the time.
    chirodoc 1 Replies
    • September 17, 2011
    • 01:41 AM
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