Having misalignments and poor posture while sitting can lead to further stress on and the spinal joints and muscles. It is common for poor pasture to develop while sitting for extended periods of time resulting in altered posture. The most common posture to develop is seen above, called Upper Cross Syndrome. In this posture the neck moves forward over the body places strain on the muscles of the back of the neck. The shoulders round forward causing tight chest muscles and over stretched back muscles between the shoulder blades. This posture strains spinal joints and muscles leading to tension, pain and dysfunction. Breathing may also be affected as the rib cage can become compressed.
The best way to reverse this posture is to roll the shoulders and neck back and focus on strengthening the Rhomboid muscles and Traps. Stretching the front neck muscles and pecs may also be of help. In addition, chiropractic is excellent for helping to restore posture and takes unwanted strain off muscles to bring balance back to the body. Visit our office in the Montclair Village in Oakland for more information.
For more information on this posture and how to treat it please see our post on Upper Cross Syndrome
Posted by Dr. Keri Linane, Chiropractor
Montclair Village Oakland
Revive Chiropractic Studio