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Neck Pain Caused By An Upper Crossed Syndrome

Upper crossed syndrome, or cervical postural syndrome, usually presents with a typical posture of protruding chin and increased upper cervical lordosis. Patients often adopt the anterior head carriage posture with restricted thoracic extension, restricted shoulder movements, rounded shoulders, and tight anterior chest muscles. This is commonly seen in athletes who maintain a given position for a prolonged period.

Cyclists, baseball catchers, and hockey players are more susceptible to this neck pain related to the upper crossed syndrome. This can happen in the workplace as people work in front of the computer screen for prolonged hours with an incorrect posture. Painters and production line workers may have similar problems too. However, neck pain arising from the workplace can significantly be benefited from the ergonomic assessment.

What are the common symptoms of upper crossed syndrome?

Upper crossed syndrome patients can present with neck pain, headaches, migraines, arm pain, shoulder pain, upper back pain, and mid-back pain. Other symptoms can include numbness and tingling sensations in the neck, upper back, shoulders, arms, and hands. The goal with an upper crossed syndrome is to treat the actual cause of the malfunction and the associated symptoms such as neck pain, upper back pain, headaches, or migraines.

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Typical signs and symptoms of the upper crossed syndrome include burning or aching pain across the shoulders and neck or suboccipital pain at the bottom of the skull around the muscle attachment site of the trapezius and upper cervical extensors. The pain is typically aggravated after a prolonged period of static posture and is relieved by movements.

Examination of the neck reveals a restricted range of motion of the lower cervical and upper thoracic spine typically. The suboccipital muscles are usually tight and tender with the presence of trigger points. Muscle weaknesses are commonly found in the deep neck flexors, serratus anterior, mid and lower trapezius, and rhomboid muscles. There may be increased neural tension in the peripheral nerves as the tight muscles are irritating the nerves.

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