In today’s modern world, many of us spend a significant portion of our day sitting – whether it’s at a desk, in front of a computer, or during our daily commute. While sitting may seem innocuous, prolonged periods of sedentary behavior can have serious consequences for our health, including the development of lower-cross syndrome. But fear not, because at Lake View Chiropractic, Dr. Martin LaBuda and Dr. Brock Pluth are here to offer solutions and relief through chiropractic methods.

Understanding Lower Crossed Syndrome:

Lower crossed syndrome is a musculoskeletal condition characterized by muscular imbalances in the pelvic region. It often arises as a result of prolonged sitting and poor posture, leading to tightness and overactivity in some muscles, paired with weakness and underactivity in others. This imbalance creates a pattern resembling a “cross” when viewed from the side, hence the name “lower crossed syndrome.”

How Sitting Contributes to Lower Crossed Syndrome:

Sitting for extended periods can wreak havoc on our bodies in several ways, contributing to the development of lower crossed syndrome:
  1. Tight Hip Flexors: Sitting for long periods can cause the hip flexor muscles at the front of the hip to become tight and shortened, leading to an anterior pelvic tilt.
  2. Weak Glutes: Conversely, prolonged sitting can lead to weakness in the gluteal muscles, which play a crucial role in stabilizing the pelvis and maintaining proper posture.
  3. Tight Lower Back Muscles: Sitting with poor posture can place excessive strain on the muscles of the lower back, leading to tightness and discomfort.
  4. Poor Core Activation: Sitting for long periods can result in diminished activation of the core muscles, further exacerbating postural imbalances and contributing to lower crossed syndrome.

How Lake View Chiropractic Can Help:

At Lake View Chiropractic, Dr. Martin LaBuda and Dr. Brock Pluth understand the detrimental effects of prolonged sitting and are well-equipped to address the resulting lower crossed syndrome using chiropractic methods. Here’s how they can help:
  1. Spinal Adjustments: Chiropractic adjustments can realign the spine and pelvis, reducing pressure on the affected muscles and nerves and alleviating pain.
  2. Soft Tissue Therapy: Techniques such as massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy can help relax tight muscles and improve flexibility.
  3. Rehabilitation Exercises: Dr. LaBuda and Dr. Pluth prescribe specific exercises to strengthen weak muscles and improve posture, addressing the underlying causes of lower crossed syndrome.
  4. Postural Education: They provide guidance on ergonomic adjustments and proper sitting posture to prevent recurrence of the syndrome.


If you’re experiencing the discomfort and limitations associated with lower crossed syndrome due to prolonged sitting, don’t despair. Dr. Martin LaBuda and Dr. Brock Pluth at Lake View Chiropractic are here to help you find relief and reclaim your health. Through personalized chiropractic care and targeted interventions, they can address the root causes of lower crossed syndrome and set you on the path to improved posture, mobility, and well-being. Contact Lake View Chiropractic at 773-296-2225 today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free lifestyle.
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