Postural Fix: Upper Cross Syndrome


Neutral Spine optimal joint alignment.

Upper Cross syndrome is a modern day epidemic. The postural imbalance consists of tight/short neck extensors (muscle of the back of the neck), pectorals (chest muscles) and arm internal rotators. Conversely neck flexors (muscles of the front of neck) are weak and elongated, as well as the rhomboids (muscles between the shoulder blades). The head protrudes forwards (flexed), the shoulders are rounded (scapular protraction) and the upper back is rounded (thoracic kyphosis). This forward head posture increases the amount of load applied to your cervical vertebral, placing unnecessary stresses on the spine that can potentially develop into a source of pain/migraine.

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