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I'm not even 17 and seems to have the shoulders and back of a 60 year old . How can I reduce the pain (I'm disabled so exercise is hard for me but I'm open to it if it'll help)
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Have you spoken to your GP about this?
They should advise you
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Have you spoken to your GP about this?
They should advise you
no but that's a really good idea I'll ask my parents if we can. My parents always blame my bag or me for bad posture but there's gotta be another way to help
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Physio is your best bet.

GPs can be a little too general and only have 10 minutes to spare for you.
Physios are specialists in musculoskeletal issues and typically an appoint is 45 minutes to an hour.
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Is the back and shoulder pain related to your disability?

Anyway yeah, generally physiotherapy. Other than that use heat to manage pain, medication, etc.
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Physio is your best bet.

GPs can be a little too general and only have 10 minutes to spare for you.
Physios are specialists in musculoskeletal issues and typically an appoint is 45 minutes to an hour.
I'll raise it with my physio. I've tried a chiropractor but it didn't really work
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Is the back and shoulder pain related to your disability?

Anyway yeah, generally physiotherapy. Other than that use heat to manage pain, medication, etc.
it is loosely linked as I carry a laptop as I can't write without pain and with all my other stuff my school bag has been 10-20 kilos since I was about 12
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it is loosely linked as I carry a laptop as I can't write without pain and with all my other stuff my school bag has been 10-20 kilos since I was about 12
What sort of style is your school bag? Cross body? Backpack? Do you have a locker you could keep things in? What about using a tablet or a more lightweight computer? Rolling bag even?

Just suggestions to see if you can modify your lifestyle to account for the trouble you're having.
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What sort of style is your school bag? Cross body? Backpack? Do you have a locker you could keep things in? What about using a tablet or a more lightweight computer? Rolling bag even?

Just suggestions to see if you can modify your lifestyle to account for the trouble you're having.
I use a backpack, cross body and handbags throw my already bad balance. I'm starting to consider two laptops or borrowing one from school. There's too many legs to use a suitcase style bag.
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it is loosely linked as I carry a laptop as I can't write without pain and with all my other stuff my school bag has been 10-20 kilos since I was about 12
I also have a very weak core so the weight gets taken by my back.
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I use a backpack, cross body and handbags throw my already bad balance. I'm starting to consider two laptops or borrowing one from school. There's too many legs to use a suitcase style bag.
I'd ask if the school could provide you with one. What do you carry in your bag that causes it to be so heavy? Is there anyway you could lighten the load somehow?
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I'd ask if the school could provide you with one. What do you carry in your bag that causes it to be so heavy? Is there anyway you could lighten the load somehow?
we've been trying to lighten since I was 12 when the pain started. I'll definitely keep trying
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we've been trying to lighten since I was 12 when the pain started. I'll definitely keep trying
I know it's hard. I ended up not taking any books to school (besides the planner) because of my own disability. So I'd take my disability related stuff that I needed and my tablet and that was it. Still was problematic because of various issues (e.g. recurrent dislocations of various joints, fatigue, pain, etc.), but it's worth talking to your teachers to see if they can accommodate you more if possible.

As I said in the mean time, go to your GP. See if physiotherapy can help and manage the pain as well using heat, cold, medication, etc.
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I know it's hard. I ended up not taking any books to school (besides the planner) because of my own disability. So I'd take my disability related stuff that I needed and my tablet and that was it. Still was problematic because of various issues (e.g. recurrent dislocations of various joints, fatigue, pain, etc.), but it's worth talking to your teachers to see if they can accommodate you more if possible.

As I said in the mean time, go to your GP. See if physiotherapy can help and manage the pain as well using heat, cold, medication, etc.
thanks for your advice
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