The patient well have constant aching pain in the middle and upper back regions. The pain is usually relieved by activity and made worse by working at a desk. This condition can usually be corrected by wearing the AlignMed Posture Shirt.
The natural imbalance between the muscles in front and the muscles in the back is often accentuated by various work postures that emphasize a "hunched" forward-head position. The large, tight muscles such as the pectorals become shortened over time in adapting to the position, with associated weakness and constant strain of the mid to upper back muscles.