Cervical Spine Kyphosis

Cervical Spine Kyphosis (Upper Crossed Syndrome)

The normal neck has a �C� shaped curve, allowing the weight of the head to be distributed over the joints of the neck. When the head is held in a forward posture, the load on the neck joints and muscles changes, and can lead to neck pain, headaches and other problems. Common causes include poor ergonomics, poor posture habits, and too much reading, computer use, cell phone texting and more.

The upper crossed syndrome produces:

  • Forward translation of the head
  • Overuse of the trapezius (upper shoulder) and suboccipital (below the skull) muscles
  • Rounding of the shoulders
  • Shortening of the chest muscles
  • Weakness of the upper back muscles

These postural changes result in chronic neck pain and headaches. Correcting cervical spine kyphosis involves a number of approaches, include postural exercises, manipulation to restore joint function and therapy to reduce pain and muscle spasm, among other approaches.

Neck pain has many causes, including:

1.) Whiplash: Click to see 3DRX Video

2.) Disc Herniation: Click to see 3DRX Video

3.) Disc Decompression: Click to see 3DRX Video

4.) Degenerative Disc Disease: Click to see 3DRX Video

5.) Cervical Spine Kyphosis (Upper Crossed Syndrome) Click to see 3DRX Video

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