Hi all. I'm Sam, 21 y/o male.I am currently dealing with chronic mid/low back pain and most importantly- extreme discomfort when standing.
My problem started about 2 years ago.I was working as a Indoor pool life guard when I started to notice discomfort after standing for a few minutes.I initially though it was due to a kick-boxing injury where I had fallen onto a hard surface.I proceeded to have physical therapy for a few weeks involving core strengthening exercises, However my condition did not improve.I eventually quit my job and stopped therapy for about a year or so.
My condition got worse with time.I had discomfort when standing for any amount of time, and neck pain, mid back pain and lower back pain accompanied the standing and sometimes sitting.I then went to a orthopaedic surgeon and got an x-ray,bone scan of whole spine and MRI of my thoracic spine.I was told I have kypho-scoliosis( about 14 degrees) and wedging in the thoracic vertebra. However the surgeon could not see any structural reasons for my inability to stand/pain.So referred me back to a physical therapist.The physical therapist did not know what to do so I stopped seeing him and are now currently seeing an osteopath.
Form analysing a few photos, I believe I have a forward neck tilt and lumbar lordosis. I have done some exercises to fix the forward neck tilt and lordosis.After 2 weeks my neck pain has mostly gone away, and even the mid back pain has reduced(however still hurts with twisting movements or rowing exercises).Unfortunately the lower back pain is still there when standing and the discomfort when standing still occurs.
I'm hoping some of you may have some information that could help me.