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Bass Playing and Back Problems.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Brat, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. Brat


    Jun 4, 2004
    NW Indiana.
    Okay. 6 months ago I got my back checked for scoliosis and that was before I picked up the bass. I didnt have it. Now I just got checked yesterday, and the doctor says I have a minor case of it. I was wondering if playing bass has anything to do with it.... and if it does, any way to help.
  2. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    >>> Proper posture, a good strap at the proper height,
    a lighter bass with good balance, lighter amplifiers.

  3. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Posture counts for alot, also the way you lift and carry.

    I was outfitted with orthotics a while back and it has helped me out alot.
  4. Slot


    Oct 17, 2003
    Sydney - The Shire
    Ive got mild scoliosis too, mine's in my neck thougth. Im getting it treated by a physio at the moment. I have to wear this weird electronic strap thing around my back that beeps when i drop my posture. Seems to be working, but its a pain in the clacka

    I dont think the bass playing was 100% to blame though, i blame it more on my dirty little internet addiction. Sitting in a chair without a straight back can farg you up if you do it to much.