Most individuals in western society spend an absorbent amount of time in a seated, slightly rounded position. Whether it is driving in our cars or seated at our desks, the repeated positions we adopt can progressively lead to episodes of discomfort, pain, and limitation throughout our entire spine. Postural syndrome is just that, a syndrome. It has no one single cause and often is related to accumulated stress and strain to the body. Understanding as much as possible about your current condition is a very important aspect of the recovery process and will empower you to take the necessary steps to get back to your normal activities with as little discomfort as possible.

You might feel…

  • Symptoms can extend throughout the entire thoracic spine
  • Stiffness to neck, arms, upper back, and even the hands
  • Often described as an ache or sharp pain
  • Can experience limited tolerance to sustained sitting or standing positions
  • Typically a gradual onset of symptoms

Possible Causes…

  • Common in those that sit for long periods of time for work
  • Rounded shoulders with a forward head
  • Decreased postural endurance
  • Decreased postural awareness

Over 70% of Americans experience problems with their back during their life. At Active Marin we treat the following back and neck related problems:

  • Sciatica and/or nerve Radiculopathy
  • Disc herniations
  • Stenosis
  • Pelvic and sacral pain
  • Prenatal/Postpartum back injuries
  • Back and neck strains/sprains
  • Post surgical (i.e, fusion, laminectomy, microdisectomy, disc replacement)
  • Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal instability/hypermobility
  • Headaches