QUOTE(Hotair @ May 27 2009, 11:12 AM)
I have recently been diagnosed with this condition. I play a number of instruments but am finding that playing the piano causes me the most pain, mostly in my neck and shoulders. I limit my practise periods to half an hour and try to sit with my head held high and my shoulders relaxed. Has anyone got any advice for me?
My brother suffers from a form of spondylitis - anchilising, I think. It mainly affects his knees and hips and he has been advised to exercise.
I had something similar affecting my neck, shoulders and arms. I was in agony for weeks. I tried Alexander but it didn't help much. Then, oddly enough, I shook hands with one of my daughter's teachers. He has a vice like grip and I thought I was going to faint but a few hours later I felt something twang across my shoulders and I had no more pain so I wonder if the source of your problem is in your hands.