Ok, heres my story. I started to get really bad shoulder pain about a year from now. It got to the point where I could no longer play. I decided to do some stretches, play in shorter times, get some exercise, massage the shoulders, and use ice and heat once in a while. None of this worked, so I went to a chiropractor. She did not find any cause to my shoulder pain, but she did advise that I get a chair that had back support. So I did. I purchased the Original Guitar Chair. This helped a bit. I decided to purchase one last thing. The dynarette cushion. I hoped this would help, because I heard the foot stands can cause pain in the back. Well, this hasn't helped at all either. So I took 2 months off of guitar altogether. I thought I just needed a break. This was absolutely painful. I forced myself to only play for maybe 10 or so minutes a day. This was all my poor shoulders would allow. So after my long break, I finally picked up the guitar, praying for maybe an hour or so to play. Then the shoulder pain reawakened. I don't know what to do anymore!
-Here is a list of things I've tried...
-trying new postures
-variety of chairs, including the Original Guitar Chair
-Making I wasn't looking down when I played. (I heard this can cause back pain)
-Putting books under the back of the chair. (I heard this can help, from some thread on Delcamp)
-stretches, icing and heat
-Relaxing my shoulders and back
Options that I can think of...
-having others review my posture
Ok, so here's where I think Delcamp could help. Does anyone have any further advise to help my shoulder pain? Is my posture still causing the pain? I'll be posting links to my posture on Photobucket.
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Thanks to anyone who took the time to read this! I really would like to start playing guitar pain free.