Lower Crossed Syndrome is one of the most common things we’ve seen at Tulsa Spine and Rehab related to non-specific low back pain or general low back pain. We’re not talking about a nasty disc problem, advanced arthritis, facet disease – just run of the mill low back pain.
Imagine standing sideways in a mirror and draw an X from your belly to your butt and your back to the front of your leg to form an X. Lower Crossed Syndrome happens when the musculature in your back and your upper back – those extensor muscles – become very, very weak. In addition, the musculature in your hip flexors and your quads become very tight. Conversely, you’re going to have quite a bit of weakness in your gluteal musculature – your butt muscles – and then in your abdominal.