LOWER CROSSED SYNDROME
Lower-crossed Syndrome or lower-cross syndrome is the term for a particular pattern of muscular imbalance in the lower body. The most common result of lower- crossed syndrome is specific postural changes resulting in a slumped posture with your pelvis tilting forward and the curve of your low back increasing.
What is lower-crossed syndrome?
Lower crossed syndrome is characterized by tightness of the thoraco-lumbar extensors in the lower back, rectus femoris in the front of the thigh and the iliopsoas that passes from the low back to the front of the hip. This pattern of tightness is reflected by weakness of the abdominal muscles in particular the transversus abdominus and the gluteal muscles of the bum.
This pattern of imbalance creates joint dysfunction at particular points within the spine. Like the L4-L5, L5-S1 segments and SI joints of the low back and the hip joint.
Why and when does lower- crossed syndrome happen?
There are several factors involved in the development of lower- crossed syndrome, one of those is thought to be a previous injury to the joints, ligaments or muscles in the low back, pelvis or hip that doesn’t resolve completely and leaves certain muscles tight and short. This shortening and tightening of the muscles can also occur from repetitive activities or with poor posture, in particular poor core abdominal muscles often leave the lower back and pelvis less supported and more likely to develop muscular imbalances.
What does lower- crossed syndrome feel like?
The most common result of lower-crossed syndrome is specific postural changes; however these postural changes can, if left, be a contributing factor to injury development and recurrence. Facet joint strains as well as pelvic and hip dysfunction are all likely conditions that may develop due to the altered muscle balance. The specific postural changes noticed include anterior pelvic tilt where the pelvis overly tilts forward, increased lumbar lordosis ( the spinal curve of your low back), lateral lumbar shift, lateral leg rotation (outwards rotation), and knee hyperextension.
How is lower- crossed syndrome diagnosed?
Your doctor will be able to diagnose you by listening to your history, looking at your posture and examining you. Your doctor will look at your posture in detail and may line you side on against a plum line to measure how altered your posture has become. The examination will consist of muscle palpation and stretching to locate the short and tight muscles and muscle testing to determine the weaker muscle groups. Your doctor will also look at the movement of all of the surrounding joints to check for underlying or causative factors. No Xrays or any further investigations are needed to confirm the diagnosis.
What treatments are available for lower-crossed syndrome?
Short term treatment will focus on restoring the mobility of your joints through joint manipulation and relaxing the overly tight muscles with massage. Treatment alone will not be enough to reverse the muscular imbalance therefore your doctor will also prescribe you with exercises. Specifically mobility stretches for the tight muscles in your lower back and thighs with more specific corrective strengthening exercises for the weak gluteal and abdominal muscle groups. In the long term it is important that you maintain a good working posture to avoid recurrence.
quite financially well-off to buy them but she chose to steal the jewels.
Kleptomania is in some cases related to masochism (Desire to be harshly and cruelly treated, associated with sexual satisfaction). The kleptomaniac is fully aware that punishment follows detection of the act of stealing. Especially when all leading jewellery shops are equipped with CCTV and that it would be easy for the police and the proprietors to trace the culprit (s). These individuals are impelled to act thus by the desire to suffer punishment because such an experience is a source of delight to them. It’s more or less similar to a chronic gambler to desire pleasure in losing, the punishment these types of financially well-to-do shoplifters, causes feelings similar to those of sexual gratification.
Sadism (desire to treat another person cruelly) is also related to kleptomania. Many kleptomaniacs are pleased that their thefts cause distress to those whom they rob. This trait of the kleptomaniacs is graphically shown in the Tamil serial now running Priyamaanaval produced by Vikatan TV serials. The sadistic heart impulse leads either to the theft of precious objects, on which the owner’s is set, or to stealing of worthless objects which have only an emotional value for the owner. There is the least doubt that the theft brings about feelings of a sadistic-sexual nature.
It is generally agreed that most cases of kleptomania have a sexual basis. Thus Dr Healy says; “The interpretation of the causes of this impulse to steal is of great interest. The repression is found often about sex affairs. This relation of stealing impulse to the menstrual or premenstrual period in women leads us to reach much the same conclusion. Dr Gudden who seems to have made the most useful studies maintains that practically, all of the shoplifters whom he examined were at the time of their committing the offence, in or near their period of menstruation.
The question may occur why do kleptomaniacs have to steal in order to attain sexual satisfaction? The answer is that most kleptomaniacs are not able to attain sexual satisfaction by normal means; they may be sexually inhibited they may be important of frigid.
Doubtless kleptomania is a result of sexual maladjudtment. The man or woman who leads a normal sexual life is never a kleptomaniac. It’s only when something goes haywire, when some very definite deviation occurs in his or her sexual life their stealing is resorted to experience the thrill in order to gain sexual satisfaction.
Kleptomania is a definite from the sexual perversion. It is harmful to the one who has it as well as to society? It’s an abnormal form of sex life which requires correct treatment. Kleptomania is not a hopeless disease. It is capable of being cured. Psychiatric treatment is indicated in all cases of kleptomania. Confinement to prison is of no value. A prison has never cured any cases of kleptomania.
Treatment consists for getting at the root of the trouble in kleptomania, which is always sexual. The patient is frequently a woman whose sexual cravings are heightened during the monthly periods or preceding them. She may not be able to offer satisfaction to these cravings in the manner she is expected to. Reeducation to these cravings with respect to normal sexual satisfaction will often occasion in good and satisfactory results. Myriad women are kleptomaniacs who are unable to have normal of sexual climax and harbor a feeling that they must steal in order to achieve this result. Treatment of the causes of their frigidity, resulting in the capacity to attain climax by normal sex relations, will cause the tendency to steal to disappear.
In the case of menfolk, lack of affection, impotence, premature ejaculation, and other sexual disabilities are often found to be at the root of kleptomania. Most of these conditions can be remedied by treatment. S host of impotent men who found themselves under a compulsion to steal because they could not obtain sexual satisfaction in the normal manner are cured of kleptomania as soon as the potency is restored. The same is true of the other sexual defeciencies. We
SADISM (DESIRE TO TREAT ANOTHER PERSON CRUELLY) IS ALSO RELATED TO KLEPTOMANIA. MANY KLEPTOMANIACS ARE PLEASED THAT THEIR THEFTS CAUSE DISTRESS TO THOSE WHOM THEY ROB. THIS TRAIT OF THE KLEPTOMANIACS IS GRAPHICALLY SHOWN IN THE TAMIL SERIAL NOW RUNNING PRIYAMAANAVAL PRODUCED BY VIKATAN TV SERIALS.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.