Straightening My Crooked Back Was an Adventure in Effort

I have spent so long with neck and shoulder pain that I was developing a permanent forward lean to my neck that was resulting in a hunched back look for me. It was bad and quite noticeable. My doctor told me that I might be able to get some help straightening out my posture by seeing one of the Oklahoma City chiropractors that he recommends. I needed to get relief from the neck and shoulder pain that was just getting worse. The more it hurt the more I hunched over, and the more I hunched over, the more it hurt.

It was awful forcing my back to go straight again. I could not even do it all at once. If I lie flat on a table, I could get the muscles to relax to get flat, but then I couldn’t get up on my own. The chiropractor showed me exercises that I could do to strengthen my back muscles to pull me upright again. My coworkers, a bunch of guys who think they are funny, were calling me the resident neanderthal because I leaned over so much. Yeah, it was funny, but my back still hurt.

It took me a few months to retrain my back muscles to pull me upright again. The adjustments got rid of the pain, and it was just a matter of going slow and steady to get my neck back into a proper position on my shoulders. Then I had a lean that actually had my head in front of my body and my shoulders hunched. I feel a whole lot better now that it is resolved. I look normal again in button-down shirts too. I feel a whole lot better too. No more neck and shoulder pain like I used to have. I am so glad it is gone.