Snickerbar wrote: I think I'm on to something...I'll do some experimenting.
Snickerbar wrote:Ok, so thank you all for the comments! I"ll try to answer a bunch of questions in this one post so here goes. Firstly, no I don't do anything laborious for a living or hunch over a laptop all day. I also use a normal backpack, not one that rests on one shoulder. I think I'm going to schedule an appointment with a physician soon. About the shoulder thing...I've been pointed this out before, but for the life of me I cant seem to get them even. One shoulder slumps it seems. This could be part of my problem, among many other things. Another piece of advice I'll try out is the methods of becoming more relaxed and aware of tension. Alan, you suggested tai chi. I suppose I could also try yoga, to be more aware of tension too I imagine.
JIm, about seeing an physician, I got an appointment scheduled and will hopefully get some feedback. Also, I have the only classical guitar teacher in town. Sadly he hasn't been able to help me a whole lot on my shoulder pain. Oh well.
I have a lot of things to try out to fix this from your posts! Thanks so much!
Jim McCutcheon wrote:...... There is actually a specialty in the treatment of music and other performing arts injuries. I published an article in a journal called Medical Problems of Performing Artists a few years back, so there is knowledge out there, but, like the guitar, you may have to search for it.......
SnickerBar wrote:Also, I have the only classical guitar teacher in town. Sadly he hasn't been able to help me a whole lot on my shoulder pain. Oh well.
Snickerbar wrote:.....Alan, It appears the link was removed. I found a douglas Niedt, he's around 50ish with bags under his eyes, and has brown hair. Have I found the same guy? Thanks.
Snickerbar wrote: I started to get really bad shoulder pain about a year from now. It got to the point where I could no longer play... Is my posture still causing the pain? I'll be posting links to my posture on Photobucket...
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