Perhaps my back does round a bit when I cross my legs? I wonder if this could be a big contributor? Or unlikely...?
As for weightlifting, one reason I'm reluctant to stop is because I followed that advice about a year ago for similar problems in my neck. Two months of zero lifting or hard exercise changed nothing. (Nothing seemed to help much but time -- eventually it gradually changed from chronic soreness to chronic stiffness and I'm like "deal! I can live with this after what I was used to.")
Also, I only do body weight squats for about three minutes every 3 days, and have never done a deadlift in my life. My routine in addition to the body weight squats is basically 2 sets chins, 2 sets seated rows, 2 sets barbell press and 2 sets machine press every 72 hours, trying to use good form and using a weight that makes me fail around 7 or 8 reps.
I could be fooling myself thinking it's not contributing to the problem, but it really doesn't seem like too much, ya know?
Last edited by heycal; 03-05-2013 at 10:28 AM.