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Back Pain

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Could the way you’re aiming to hold your body be making pain worse?

Illustration: Cha Pornea

Head up, shoulders back, pain solved. That’s how it’s supposed to go. But what if everything you’ve been told about “good posture” is wrong, and in fact, is only making your pain worse?

This is the question I’ve been asking myself for months now, ever since — after almost a decade of nagging left shoulder pain that wouldn’t go away — a practitioner I found on YouTube finally healed me.

Seeking medical advice on YouTube? I know, I But I was at the end of my rope with my body — and my doctors. For years, every expert I…

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