I have been suffering with pains and aches for over 4 years now, especially in my back.
I get various other pains such as behind and below my knee cap ( left knee especially ) and in my shoulders if I try to work out, along with some terrible clicking! My neck struggles to even hold my head up ( going to the cinema can be really uncomfortable for my neck )
I used to be really into working out and bodybuilding, although you wouldn't know it know as I have lost practically all of my muscle weight. Since getting these pains I haven't been able to enter a gym any more as working out was just making them worse and hurting my joints, My shoulders would burn like mad when I last had a workout.
I have been going to various physios, coaches, osteopaths, chiropractors ..etc and trying lots of different things out from the typical foam rolling, stretching strengthening, to more advanced stuff such as having splints / braces made for my teeth to stop me grinding them as well as trying different glasses and footware ( physio thinks that my patterns are being driven by my bite and eye site some how ) we have been going through things for years but I am still not fixed and don't seem to be getting any results. It's really depressing my and ruining my life as fitness and bodybuilding were everything to me and I wanted to work in the industry. Now I am too embarrassed to even leave the house and see friends because the first thing people who know me say is ' wow you have lost a lot of weight what happened to you? '
I am trying everything I can but just not getting anywhere. I recently came across this website and also got the book delivered today to start working on. Whilst I am doing that though I thought it would be great to post some posture pics for some feedback in case there are any tips anyone has or anything specific I should be working on. My goal is to be pain free but also to be able to train properly in the gym again!
I also had an MRI scan the other day just to rule any problems out. The scan now shows very mild disc herniation in 3 of the lumbar discs and I think one in the thoracic spine showed some 'drying' or loss of height in a disc. They have told me that's it's nothing to worry about though and that they could pull in anyone off the street and find they likely have the same thing...
I will post more details about what my physio has said and things later. But for now I will leave some posture pics of me in a relaxed standing position, so I am letting my posture be bad here but I have to 'force' it if i want it any different.
Also a quick side note. One of the things that hurts my back the most is anything like chopping veg on the kitchen worktop or washing pots over a sink, something about having my arms out in front with any weight in there seems to really aggravate my middle back, almost like I cannot hold myself up. I also wake up with lower back pain most mornings which is really bad but usually goes away once I am up. It's even worse if I rotate at all whilst in bed, Thanks so much in advance to anyone that can help in any way!