Neck pain and headaches are very common issues in our society and understanding the causes and prevention of them will go a long way to leading a healthy and pain-free life. Here are some of the most common conditions our Woodbury chiropractors come face-to-face with.
Upper Crossed Syndrome describes a type of common muscle imbalance. This occurs when the neck flexors and the middle back become weak, while the pectoral muscles and the muscles at the base of the skull become tight.
This produces a familiar pain pattern at the base of the neck and the shoulders, as well as joint dysfunction at the base of the skull and shoulders.
The best way to combat this problem is, of course, to prevent it before it starts. If possible, minimize sitting for long periods of time and take frequent work breaks to take short walks around the office to reset your posture.