Thursday, February 25, 2016

Upper Crossed Syndrome

Common Muscle Imbalances: 

Upper Crossed Syndrome
Consequences of Poor Posture:

Most people don’t think about the impact that posture plays on overall health. Many people also don’t put two and two together and recognize that posture can be responsible for pain – yet they wonder why they have frequent headaches, neck pain, back pain and fatigue. Suboptimal posture inevitably leads to suboptimal loading of the spinal joints and stress and strain on muscles and ligaments which can contribute to pain and even arthritis over time. Below is a list of common negative consequences of poor posture.
  •     pain in the neck, mid-back or low back
  •     muscle spasm/tightness
  •     decreased range of motion
  •     fatigue
  •     arthritis, due to uneven joint wear over time
  •     increased risk for disc herniation (especially when poor posture is combined with exertion or repetitive flexion)
  •     headaches (including migraines, tension headaches and cervicogenic headaches)
  •     suboccipital pain
  •     teeth clenching & TMJ problems
  •     rib dysfunction
  •     pinched nerves
  •     reduced lung capacity
  •     loss of overall height
  •     poor appearance
  •     reduced balance
  •     reduced performance
  •     poor digestion (due to compression of internal organs)
  •     less energy, poor mood

As seen above, poor posture can impact one’s whole body and overall health. How do we correct this? The first step is awareness.

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