Back pain - Postural syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

Back pain - Postural syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion
The next and last part of the series on mid back pain is on Postural syndrome and Dr Gert Ferreira a chiropractor in Centurion will be discussing this condition. This can be defined as chronic neck, back and arm pain secondary to postural fatigue of muscles in the shoulder girdle, anterior spine and prevertebral fascia. This Postural syndrome can also be called, student syndrome or text neck.

Slumping of the head forward with rounding of the shoulders will increase the curvature in the mid back and this will cause pain and discomfort and it is called upper cross syndrome.


This is a very common condition and affects all kinds of ages and genders. The elderly and students are very commonly affected. It is a gradual onset of dull achy, neck and upper back secondary to poor postural habits or prior neck/upper back injuries.



A chiropractor can definitely treat this type of pain by doing the following:

  • Spinal manipulation therapy
  • soft tissue therapy that includes accupuncture, massage, fascia release and kinesiology taping.
  • Home care -ICE therapy, stretching and a short term use of anti-inflammation medication.
  • Core stability training.
  • Postural advice


Prognosis of postural syndrome is excellent, full recovery is expected. 


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