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Upper Crossed Syndrome

Upper crossed syndrome is a condition many people suffer from and don't even realize! Listen to how the condition affects our population and what can be done, both to prevent and to treat it. #IrondequoitChiropractic | #ROC


Upper Crossed Syndrome is, I like to think of it as a postural and muscular imbalance that occurs in the upper part of the body. It develops between- it's a combination of tight muscles and weak muscles. So that all kind of pulls you forward. So I see upper crossed syndrome a lot in my student or my student population office workers, desk workers, truck drivers, or anyone that spends a lot of time with a head forward position, arms out in front of you.

Kind of position. We see it a lot in younger people, especially a lot of cell phone use. There's something called text-neck which is a part of upper crossed syndrome now, not the whole picture, but anything that kind of pulls our head forward, maybe looking to, you know, to long down at a phone, too much time on a computer screen.

Too much time with the arms out in front of you on a computer and all of that, that will start to manifest it, bringing that head forward, bringing these shoulders forward with it. And that ends up putting a lot of tension around the neck, the base of the skull, the base of the neck and between the shoulder blades.

And then you start developing the tight, stiff, sore, achy feeling in that area. And that's that's kind of where we started getting into, you know, what we would then call upper crust syndrome. As far as treatment length and duration, it can vary wildly. If people are very compliant and they're doing their stuff at home, you know, people, they will start to get relief immediately.

But typically, I like to see people and a few times a week for a couple of weeks try to make as much progress as we can in that time. And then I taper out care here at IronChiro. We really do take, you know, a whole body, mind and wellness approach to this. We treat everyone as individuals.

You know, nobody is the same. Nobody's condition is exactly the same as somebody else's. And getting down to that individual cause as to, you know, what's causing someone's pain. And really, it really makes a difference. Long term, care, you know, it's not just a one size fits all approach here. Everyone gets the time and attention they need. And ultimately, that's what gives us the outcomes that we want.


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