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My back is not in proportion. How to correct it?

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Answered by

Zubair Mohammad

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Sneha Kannan

Published At January 25, 2016
Reviewed AtJune 15, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

When I started my workout today, I noticed that my back is not in proportion and not developed properly. I am wondering, why is it so? Do I have to see a chiropractor? Or do I need to adjust my workout forum? Kindly guide.

Answered by Zubair Mohammad


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Are you right-handed? Is your left arm weaker? Or vice-versa? Normally, we all tend to use one side of our body more frequently and comfortably than the other, making us left or right-handed.

We spend most of our life performing endless daily tasks with one side of our body at a much higher frequency than the other side. Hence, more developed and stronger muscles on that side. But, it is more visible in some individuals than others.

You can spend more time building muscles on the weaker side and forcing yourself to use your uncomfortable side. You will strengthen and develop those muscles at least close enough so that you cannot tell visually that you are uneven.

I advise you to do more of dumbbell exercises like bent over lateral raises, one arm dumbbell row and pushing your weaker side, left as per picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), to take more weight.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Zubair Mohammad
Zubair Mohammad


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