A growing and troubling problem in our society the “computer posture” as kids that pays negative dividends as we become adults. Often in our clinics, we are confronted with the Millennial population with aches and loss of function of their neck, mid back or low back, more often a result of a combination of a combination of postural dysfunctions such as:
Neck pain as a result of the neck muscles becoming tight. Specifically, we see:
• Scalene Muscle tightness, causing pain with rotation of the neck, such as driving.
• Anterior Pectoralis Muscle tightness, causing pain to the front of the chest.
• Suboccipital Muscle Tightness, causing limits with looking down and headaches.
We also see degenerative wear and tear over time. Specifically we see:
• Degenerative disc disease, causing more compression on the nerves, increasing pain.
• Space narrowing of the spine, adding additional compression to nerves.
• Degenerative joint disease of the areas of the spine that articulate, making it painful with most movements.
What a master clinician physical therapist does is combine three components of care — education, engagement and empowerment:
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