I have been an avid squater for over 20 years and am now begining so see some deformity around c7/t1, i.e. more pronounced vertebrea where the bar rests.
My question is has anyone else suffered anything chronic like this?
My posture is good, having done tons of shoulder retraction drills, and my upper traps are big enough to pad the bar without the use of a rolled towel or stingray, but I am concerned about developing the dreaded dowagers hump (I dont want to have to iron my shirts over a wok if you know what I mean!)
I am contemplating getting an X ray, seeing a chiropracter to see if its an alingnment issue and dropping squats in favour of front squats and/or trap bar dead lifts.
Any feedback would be much appreciated.