Hey, so a few doctors have told me that I have a slight curve in my upper spine. So basically, I get a really annoying pain between the two plates on your back right on top of the spine when I stand, walk, or even sit with no back support for a long time.
I’ve been getting physical therapy for this, but it has not helped at all. My doctor keeps talking about posture and that mine needs improvement. He says that I have overdeveloped Pecs and a weak back compared to them, so I slouch forward a bit. When I ask him if improving my posture will fix the back pain, he says that it won’t and keep talking about posture…
He got the rehab doctor to show me exercises and they told me that I need to stretch my Pecs using a door twice a day, do core exercises daily (balancing and such) and make my back stronger. The doctor basically told me to stop working out for a while and see what happens. She didn’t even know what any exercises are called or anything though. They also told me to do “wall angels” where you stand with your back flat to a wall and try to move your arms in a show angel motion while keeping everything to the wall. That’s supposed to strengthen my back.
When I just started working out, I did chest and no back, but I have been doing a balanced program with a chest:back ratio of 1:1.
Not working out is something that I’d rather not do.
Has anybody been in a similar situation?
To balance out my chest:back, should I maybe train back:chest in a 2:1 ratio for a month or so? Will I lose any progress that I have made?
General health and not having my back hurt while walking are more important to me than getting big, but I like the getting big part too. It just really irritates me that back pain is something that I have to worry about at 15.
I’m very confused with what to do here and would love some advice. Thanks a lot.