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Left chest higher than right one? Answered

Hey Guys,

This is gonna be an awkward question. I am 13 years old and whenever I touch my chest it feels like the left part is higher than the right one. This scares me alot. I was hoping if anyone of you could tell me if this is normal or not. BTW im right handed.


Its my ribcage not my muscles.


Any chance you prefer to carry your school stuff by hand (in the right hand mostly) and not in a back pack ?
I was dumb enough to do this for most my school years and it gave a sagged shoulder, deformed back and neck pain.
Some of it I could correct over the years with exercise but not all.

With enough weight in it and enough time doing it you have a chance to damage yourself quite good this way.
Style over health in this case.
Schools don't make it easy with the amount of books plus laptop to carry around....

If on top of it you are quite skinny I would suggest doing some muskle building exercise.
A good fitness studio would also be able to direct you to the type of training you need to gain more support for your back pack.

Saw the answers. Use both straps of your backpack and always straighten your spine


3 years ago

Try one of those apparatus that stretches you out by hanging upside down by your boots. Let gravity work for you. Just a thought that it might help but be sure to follow any cautions.


3 years ago

At that age young people compare themselves to CGI perfection images and worry.

When my recent glasses were proscribed and made, I discovered that my eyes were not fully level ! ... What to do ? ... Go about with a tilt in my head ?... Look into surgery ?... Avoid face time ! ?....

Then the PCB layout (I was doing) didn't fully correlate with the schematic and I moved on to solve that minor riddle .... with my perfection lost in the background of the cosmic windmills of my mind..........

1. Nobody is perfectly symmetrical.

2. At thirteen, you're still growing, and different parts of your body grow at different rates at different times.

3. You might be imagining the difference.

It's 99.5% likely that you are absolutely fine, but there is a very small chance that you might be developing a condition known as scoliosis. This is a left-right curve of the spine, which, in the majority of cases, does nothing more serious than stop you using your collar bone as a spirit level. My wife developed it as a teen, but all she suffers is an occasional backache and the inability to wear hemlines that are parallel to the ground.

If you are worried, go and talk to your family doctor.

Talk to your doctor. Worst case is you've been slouching too much and your spine is a bit out of whack. Nothing a chyropractor couldn't fix.

Very few of us are symmetrical. I wouldn't worry.

Note I am not a doctor. This is just my opinion.