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Upper 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 upper cross syndrome. This is a condition where certain muscles of upper body become over-used and therefore become tight, while other muscles of upper body are under-used and become weak. This causes the head to be pulled forward the shoulders become elevated and neck, shoulder, and upper back take a C-shaped posture. Not only does this cause degeneration in spinal joints and discs but causes back and neck pain, headaches, and can begin to hinder everyday actions like breathing and swallowing to an extent. 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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