Upper Cross Syndrome
What Causes Upper Cross Syndrome
People that spend long hours sitting are most at risk. Those that are office workers, watch long hours of TV or can’t stop looking at your phone are most at risk of creating further muscle imbalance. The imbalance causes rotation of the shoulders and pulls the spine forward increasing the strain on the upper back, shoulders and neck.
Common complaints associated with Upper Cross Syndrome: Neck and Upper Back Pain, Headaches, and TMJ Dysfunction.
What To Avoid
Avoid a Sedentary Lifestyle: The more we sit the more we increase muscle strain and imbalance that leads to Upper Cross Syndrome.
Many of us sit for our jobs, planning to get up and move or change positions every 30 minutes can help. Make sure to get a proper ergonomic assessment and/or a stand up desk to reduce strain on your body.
Correction of this problem is accomplished by stretching the tight muscles, strengthening weak muscles, and modifying your workstation.