Nowadays, most people are living a sedentary lifestyle. However, long hours spent in front of the computer can lead to bad posture, which puts you at risk of suffering from upper cross syndrome (UCS) and lower cross syndrome (LCS). Both are characterized by muscle strain/pain in the neck and back, as well as a tingling sensation in the arms, the said conditions are usually caused by bad posture.
While UCS is caused by deformity in the shoulders, neck, and chest, LCS is the result of muscle imbalance. Both conditions are known to cause several dysfunctions, such as headaches and early degeneration of the cervical spine. Fortunately, there are many treatment options, the most effective of which is chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic Treatment for Upper Cross and Lower Cross Syndrome
To treat UCS and LCS, a licensed chiropractor doctor conducts a thorough evaluation by applying several manual techniques, such as active release therapy, myofascial release, transverse friction massage, and more. Once the affected muscles are identified, chiropractic treatment is provided to help strengthen the weakened, deconditioned muscles.
Chiropractic adjustment can help realign joints caused by tight muscles or bad posture. By stretching and relaxing the shortened muscles, this method of treatment can increase the range of motion in the affected muscles.
In some cases, Kinesio tape is utilized to provide additional postural support during recovery. Chiropractic care is usually provided in conjunction with supportive at-home exercises to increase its efficacy. Ultimately, its goal is to address a patient’s postural problems that have led to the development of UCS or LCS.
At Grossman Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Michael Grossman will personally attend to you, and provide you with the proper chiropractic treatment for UCS or LCS or any ailments you may have.
Upon diagnosis of your condition, Dr. Grossman will provide the following chiropractic treatment when applicable:
- Lightforce Laser Therapy
- Spinal manipulation
- Soft tissue therapy and Manual therapy
- Chiropractic Adjustment
- Kinesio Tape
- Full Body Active Release Technique
- Functional Range Conditioning
- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
- Fascial Movement Taping
Book a Consultation with Dr. Michael “Mike” Grossman
At Grossman Chiropractic Clinic, we provide effective and lasting chiropractic care and treatment to our clients. Schedule a consultation at Grossman Chiropractic Clinic by filling out the online form, or contacting us at 669-244-2126 today.