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Lower Cross Syndrome

In our modern society there is an overwhelming amount of sitting, slouching, work on the computer, etc. In these positions that breed poor posture people develop lower cross syndrome. This is a condition where certain muscles of lower body become over-used and therefore become tight, while other muscles of upper body are under-used and become weak. This causes the lower back to over-extend, the stomach to protrude and butt to stick out. Not only does this cause degeneration in spinal joints and discs but can cause lower back pain, hip pain, a weakened “core”, and can lead to lower back injury. This can be treated with stretching of tight muscles in conjunction with strengthening exercises of the weak ones. This helps to restore proper posture along with regular chiropractic adjustments to restore proper spinal alignment and biomechanical integrity.

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