San Francisco Carpal Tunnel Injury Center comments on "Postural Syndrome"-a repetitive stress injury involving the nec
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:35pm
It's been a while since I wrote about RSI. Here is a comment I made on the RSI-Relief Blog in response to a great article about the often misdiagnosed and misunderstood " Postural Syndrome" :
I have treated RSI patients at my carpal tunnel injury center in downtown San Francisco for 15 years. I can tell you first hand that the author of this story hit the nail right on the head. What happens is the body adapts to the ongoing stress of sitting in front of the computer screen just like the branches of a tree would adapt to the wind coming off the ocean the same direction. This manifest as Forward Head Posture putting abnormal stresses on the upper thoracic spine. These vertebrae were not designed to absorb this kind of stress. Over time the stress breaks down the bodies structural support (ligaments, muscles, tendons, discs) resulting in various symptom complexes as described by the author. Fortunately there are ways to treat this condition with chiropractic methods such as Biophysics and Pettibon. I use both methods in my practice.