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Chronic Neck & Upper Back Pain? This Could Be Why

What is upper cross syndrome? Upper cross syndrome is a common postural dysfunction that explains a muscle imbalance between your chest, back and neck muscles. While looking at a person from the side, an “X” can be drawn over the shoulder and neck region and divided into two arms. One arm shows muscles that are typically tight and over used, whereas the other shows muscles that are weak and under used. It is important to understand that a muscle can be tight both when over shortened and over stretched. An over stretched muscles can cause a burning pain which is why you may notice the pain in the upper back but not the chest. The pectorals muscles of the chest are tight shortened muscles in t

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