my problem dates from polio in 1945; i am now 83. my head has always been 1 1/2 inches off center so that i have a big shoulder and a little one. my left kidney is in the middle of my gut in front of my colon. i was supposed to be 6 feet tall and am 5'4". i have found water exercise and chair yoga to be essential, and i try to pull myself as long and straight as possible in bed. all doctors send me for physical therapy and it helps sometimes. a dr at mayos casually mentioned that i had a "really twisted sacroiliac, which i ignored. when i mentioned the pain to my dr, he made me go to his chiropracter, even though i don't (didn't) believe in it. he straightened my sacroiliac which did several nice things, but nothing will fix my back. the squished torso is a problem, and exercise and a b-pap are the only help i know.