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UCS, Upper Crossed Syndrome.

Upper crossed syndrome (UCS) refers to a particular configuration of overlapping overactive and underactive muscle groups in the neck, chest, and shoulders. With upper crossed syndrome the muscles of the shoulders, neck, and chest have become deformed.

Specifically, the back muscles of the neck and shoulders (upper trapezius, and levator scapula) become extremely overactive and strained. The muscles in the front of the chest (the major and minor pectoralis muscles) become shortened and tight.

As a result of these overactive muscles, the surrounding counter muscles become underused and weakened. Upper crossed syndrome causes weak muscles in the front of the neck (cervical flexor muscles) and in the lower shoulders (rhomboid and lower trapezius muscles).

The condition gets its name from the "x" shape that develops when regions of overactive and underactive muscles overlap.

We are at Kerala Ayurveda Pain clinic correct the postural deformity, through Ayurveda techniques without any braces, to prevent deformity and disability. Bad posture is one of the main causes of chronic pain and disability which results in reduction of productivity among population.

We treat spinal deformity (neck, upper back, mid back and lower back) which appears with pain, weakness, tingling or numbness and may lead to physical disability.