Lower Crossed Syndrome

Lower Crossed Syndrome

I think we can all say we’ve experienced low back pain at some point in our life. A majority of patients that come into our clinics are looking to seek relief for low back issues. A majority of these issues can be bundled into a general term known as Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS).

LCS is classified as tightness of the toracolumbar extensors (located in the low back), with reciprocal tightness of the iliopsoas and rectus femoris (muscles responsible for flexing the hip). The later of these groups become tight with prolonged sitting. Sitting, is what the majority of us are accustomed to on a daily basis.

Another aspect of LCS, is a weakness of the deep abdominal muscles with reciprocal weakness of the gluteus maximus and medius. This imbalance can lead to a number of low back issues that many of us deal with on a daily basis.

This condition can be easily assessed, diagnosed and treated by your chiropractor. The important thing is not to wait until it becomes something so severe that it sidelines you from your everyday living activities.number of lower back issues that many of us deal with on a daily basis.

Matt Clay, DC, ART?
Clinic Director
Sport and Spine Rehab of Sterling

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