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I have always thought I had bad posture and even brought it up to my family physician when I was in my teens. He stated it was normal and that there wasn't anything wrong. Years later I noticed I wasn't very flexible in my upper torso but believed it was just my poor posture. As I said I was injured at work 9 months ago and have since been experiencing alot of discomfort and back ache. I have been seeing a chiropractor which seems to temporarily relieve my symptoms. I have also tried acupuncture with no success. I am also going to psysiotherapy hoping this will help.
I had never had back problems like this before my accident. I now have constant pressure in my back which is relieved temporarily when I crack it myself or when going to the chiropractor.
I am hoping I am going to get back to where I was physically before the accident. The doctors don't really seem to know a whole lot about this condition.
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Do you get refered lower back pain? I do.
I think it may have something to do with a condition called Thoracolumber Joint Syndrome.
Here is some information:
http://www.maitrise-orthop.com/corpusma ... acolumbar/
http://www.sofmmoo.com/english_section/ ... ar_jym.htm
If you are interested I will tell you more in regard to my problems with Scheuermanns disease etc
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Scheuermanns in many people remains without pain or other symptoms. Yours apparently was fine until you experienced an injury, so the question becomes can you get back to that level of activity and life pain free?
This is where i would encourage you to get some physical therapy and move forward carefully. Avoid heavy lifting and other activities that increase pain. Find other ways to strengthen such as swimming or walking if those are tolerated. good luck to you
there has been some research to suggest that it can be connected to severe chicken pox or shingles in earlier years as the virus lays dormant along the spine.
mine was not brought on by an injury however it was picked up after repeated sessions with a physio yeilded no results on knee problems and they felt it was due to my back. I have normal levels of calcium and yet it is still a problem.
Although i know that it cannot be treated i do feel somewhat better having been diagnose and having somthing tangiable to research.
I have had her to a physio who gave her exercises to do twice a day to strengthen the muscles that support the spine(because the discs have a dent in the top of them instead of being flat like normal discs the muscles suporting the spine work overtime to compensate the defect in the disc.)This is what causes the constant pain.It was advised that she stay as active in her sports & dancing as much as she could but to know when to pull back if the pain was getting to bad.It is very important for her to stretch & worm up properly before sport & dance with the exercises given by the physio.Years ago you would be told to stop all sports but now it is beleived to do this is worse for you.A good comfortable supporting matress is also important,one that conforms to your back and is comfortable to the individual.To help releive the pain I also rub her back every night with dencorub or deep heat.hope this info helps someone.
I am a very keen golfer and play all of my available time. I hope someday to play professionally. My friend is a pro who is very much into fitness, stretching ect.. He told me to see his physio who speacialises in golf who could help me with stretches for golf. So I did.
I told my physio if there was anything i could do to improve my posture as I was embarrased by my hunch back. She told me it was shermans caused by something traumatic in my childhood, a fall or something. She said nothing can be done about the kyphosis of the back but it was how to maintain it for later life and to make sure it doesn't get worse.
I'm not sure if the shermans effects my golf badly, hopefully someone clued up may let me know. I am very tight in my back with very bad neck, shoulder and hip rotation. I also suffer from a serious loss of distance even though i am medium built say. I have some simple stretches to improve my rotation and in turn, my golf - hopefully.
Is being so tight a symptom of shermans or is this just my body?
In terms of pain, I only get it by hitting a lot of golf balls in practise and the odd day at work where i'm on my feet all day. This pain is a sharp burning sensation under my right shoulder blade and is very awkward for me to stretch out - although sometimes i would put a golf club behind my back and rub it up and down the back which would help slightly. I also find pain sometimes in a bent over position like washing up the dishes.
Is this pain also a symptom of shermans?
If anyone knows of any more stretches or could answer my questions i would be grateful.
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