One of the key goals of treatment with Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT) is by leveling the head and tail. This impacts neural pathways throughout the body as was shown in this study looking at the relation between cervical posture correction and lumbar stabilization.
“Although current lumbar stabilization exercises are beneficial for chronic mechanical low back pain, further research is recommended focusing on global spinal alignment normalization. This randomized, controlled, blinded trial was conducted to determine the effects of adding cervical posture correction to lumber stabilization on chronic mechanical low back pain. Within-group comparisons were significant for all outcomes except for craniovertebral angle within patients in the control group. Adding cervical posture correction with lumber stabilization for management of chronic low back pain seemed to have better effects than the application of a stabilization program only.“
Reference: Elabd, Aliaa M et al. “Efficacy of Integrating Cervical Posture Correction With Lumbar Stabilization Exercises for Mechanical Low Back Pain: A Randomized Blinded Clinical Trial.” Journal of applied biomechanics vol. 37,1 43-51. 10 Nov. 2020, doi:10.1123/jab.2020-0005
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