Being able to describe what is going on in your body can truly be essential for healing and recovery.
Upper crossed syndrome is something that is running rampant through society today! Read this article I wrote to find a bit more depth into this condition.
One of the major culprits of this condition is posture. Posture while you are sitting. Posture while you are standing, Posture while you are lifting heavy objects. Posture while you are active.
Because poor posture does not just come from a sedentary lifestyle!
The effects of allowing yourself to live with poor posture is more than just being less physically appealing- it can be very disruptive and destructive to your overall health! Here are just a few:
- poor mental health
- hard to breathe
- degenerative diseases as you age
- pain and discomfort
- subluxation and the infinite amount of issues that follow
While just walking around life knowing the importance of posture, you may spot improper posture everywhere you go.
Actually, it is much tougher in this day and age to find proper posture. At least where I tend to spend my time.
Don’t think I am not guilty! Because, sadly, I give in to my comforts- which means I allow myself poor posture because it is easy and feels nice (temporarily). I constantly have to remind myself to “sit up straight!” and distribute my weight evenly throughout my entire body.
A few years ago, I was at a point in my life where I did not have to constantly remind myself to use the right posture- since I have let this good habit unwind itself, I now have a lot of hard work to get back to that place! I always look forward to facing my challenges head on when they present themselves- because growing, learning, and picking yourself back up is what life is all about… AND half of the battle is in your mindset!
What actually makes me sad is not my own situation. It is when I think of the amount of people I see with (fill in the blank) bad posture and then continue on to think about how many of those people have no idea how terrible it is for their overall health and quality of life.
This is applies to many things in life. That overwhelming feeling in myself is why I am here, creating this web site. I love to spread positivity and information that is actually going to benefit people who want to put in the work that it takes to have a great life.
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An Upper Crossed Gallery:
Advanced Chiropractic Associates, PLLC Upper Crossed Syndrome Testimonials
Lower Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
When I originally came in 2012 my back pain was about an 8 out 10 and my neck and shoulders were always giving me problems. These things had been going on most of my life but getting worse.
My work and most of things I did around the house were being affected.
I tried over the counter pain meds and did not want medical care or surgery.
Since Chiropractic care my overall health has improved and no more pain in my entire back.
With regular maintenance I hardly ever have any pain and don’t take over the counter meds anymore.
Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain and Headaches
For about 8 years I had ongoing headaches and associate neck pain and shoulder problems.
I did not seek out any other treatment, maybe some over the counter medications.
Since Chiropractic care there is less tension and stress carried in my entire upper body.
Chiropractic care has been able to keep me in alignment for 8 years now. Not stopping now with my maintenance.
Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain
For @ 3 years my neck had been hurting but started getting a little worse. I had been told it was arthritis but I also noticed my balance was also getting worse. I had numbness in both my hands, couldn’t bend my head or turn it and could hardly sleep. Not to mention I was also having vertigo.
It was affecting my life so bad I had to quit my job.
The MDs were giving me pain pills and I had some physical therapy which helped a little.
Came back to see if Dr. Parson could help. I saw how bad the x-rays were and he referred me to a Neurologist for the balance. But he believed some of the balance problems could be from the neck.
Right now I am 100% better. Can turn my head, no numbness and my balance has greatly improved. Still have appointment with Neurologist just in case!
Neck and Shoulder Pain
I have been dealing with neck and right shoulder pain for a long time, about 4 yeears; but when I came the last 4 or 5 weeks was worsening. It was affecting my sleeping, my ability to lift, work out and play basketball. As a student it was also aggravating and causing problems.
I had a MRI, treatment with cortisone shots, electro therapy, massage therapy and physical therapy, but it only helped temporarily.
After treatment with Chiropractic and relieving the nerve pressure, I no longer experience numbness and tingling in my right hand nor do I have pain in my neck or shoulder anymore!
It takes time but given the time, Dr. Parson can make your quality of life much better!
When you leave, you will leave with much better health than when you came in!
Tension Headaches and Neck Pain and Hands Hurting
When I came in, my hands were hurting and weak. This had been ongoing for about 6 or 7 years. I was having trouble with school work and writing. Not to mention I had headaches that last about an hour many times in a day.
It hurt when I sat and had trouble reading.
The medical doctors tried medications but that was not working. I was diagnosed with tension headaches.
Since under Chiropractic, my pain in my neck and hands is not really a problem anymore especially doing school work.
My headaches just come every now and then, but under control!
Neck and Upper Back Pain
For many years, I have had ongoing neck and upper back discomfort because of curvature in my neck. I have been trying to get healthier and this one piece of the puzzle, my spine.
I had been here before, so I came back to try and get it fixed. I really didn’t try anything else.
Since treatment I have noticed more mobility, improved muscle tone, overall strength and health in my neck and upper back region.
Overall feeling much better. Also, due to the correction and rehab of the neck and upper/mid back, there has been an improvement in mental health.
Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain and Poor Posture
I have lived with neck pain, lower back pain, and poor posture since childhood. When I moved here in 2009 I investigated other Chiropractors, but I was unable to find someone who took as much time looking at my condition as Dr. Parson has.
Since I started working with Dr. Parson in 2013, I felt WORLDS better.
My neck and lower back pain are gone!
I have now taken up jogging, a hobby I never thought I would enjoy, or for that matter, even consider. We are also working to improve the curvature in my neck, which we saw as a major problem.
I have been to a few different Chiropractors in the last 6 years. I am so glad I found this practice because not only is Dr. Parson interested in good maintenance care, but he is committed to correct the problem first!
Garcia, Kali S. “Why Proper Posture Is Essential for Your Health.” Advanced Chiropractic Associates, PLLC, 2 July 2018, www.knoxchiropractic.com/blog/54815-why-proper-posture-is-essential-for-your-health.
Huizen, Jennifer. “Upper Crossed Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Exercises.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, 11 Aug. 2017, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318897.php
“What Is Upper Crossed Syndrome and How Chiropractic Can Help.” Sooley Chiropractic Health Center, 11 June 2013, sooleychiropractic.com/what-is-upper-crossed-syndrome-and-how-chiropractic-can-help/.
Garcia, Kali S. “Understanding Upper Crossed Syndrome and Its Effective Treatments.” Advanced Chiropractic Associates, PLLC, 23 July 2018, www.knoxchiropractic.com/blog/58754-understanding-upper-crossed-syndrome-and-its-effective-treatments.