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Spine Curve, Neck Curve, Uneven Workouts

I’m really hoping someone here can help me out. I’ve been to a Chiropractor but they weren’t able to pinpoint anything.

For the past 2-3 months, I’ve been feeling really uneven and tilted to one side. This has been accompanied by slight trouble breathing and just overall discomfort. Because of this, I can’t seem to get proper workout because either my rear right delt or my right trap will play into any exercise I do and tighten up really fast to the point that it makes it impossible to do anymore reps.

I have a slipped disc in my left lower back from 4-5 years ago; not sure if the right one is herniated as well. I have limited shoulder mobility in my right arm, my neck feels closer to my right arm and there is a lot of cracking when I sort of push my spine in or contract my right trap muscle all the way (but it brings some relief). I also have a reverse curve in my neck, my C1 is not facing the right way and my spine is curved slightly to the right (x-rays attached).

I also feel a slight pelvic tilt. My arms don’t go back evenly, they’re not evenly flexible, my neck has limited flexibility when turning to the left (causes cracks in my upper back). Oh, I also have TMJ if that makes a difference.

I currently have an exercise ball and two foam rollers + an inversion table I’ve been using for therapy. I have an appointment with another chiro in a few days but I thought I’d post to see if anyone had any insight on my problem. I have attached one of the x-ray pics but I don’t know how to attach more than one pic so links are below:


bump, no help guys? would really love some input on this.