Upper Crossed Syndrome

Upper crossed syndrome is a muscle imbalance where the chest/pecs become short and tight and the upper back muscles (trapezius, levator scapula) become lengthened and tight. Most of the time we feel the symptoms in the upper back - knots, pain, tightness.

Our first inclination is the stretch the upper back out, but those muscles are already stretched and overactive. The solution is to strengthen the back muscles and stretch the chest muscles out.

One of the biggest things we need to do is work on our daily positioning or posture. We can exercises all day to fix the problem but if we continue to fall into bad posture the issue will continue reoccurring.


Higher Level


 “The philosophy of chiropractic is to take care of the whole person, not just their symptoms. The mission is to restore the person to a state of normalcy so that the body can heal itself, reconnect, and function at a higher level.”



Chiropractic is a vitalistic philosophy, science and art which consists solely of the non-therapeutic objective of locating, analyzing, and assisting in the correction of vertebral subluxations, because they are detrimental to the expression of innate intelligence.



Adding to yesterday’s post....Chiropractors take the pressure off the brain stem (by adjusting C1-C2) and make sure it stays that way. The longer is stays that way, the more opportunity your body has to heal, and the greater your life will be as a result. 

Heal Itself


Chiropractic adjustments simply remove the source of interference (subluxations) so your body can do what it naturally does: heal itself. It’s not about stiff necks or lower back pain. It’s about making sure your nervous system is clear. -Steve Judson —-—-—-—-—

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