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Tension type

Tension type: Prevalence Male/Female 27/10 %.
Tension type is defined as having C7-T3 mobility greater than 61.8%.

Relationship to different symptoms

  • Low back pain: More frequent if T3-5 values are low or below the lower quartile
  • Dizziness: If T2-3 value is above upper quartile in a "pyramid shape"
  • Disc herniation C7 or C8: Consider disc herniation if C7-T1 is larger than 22.8
  • Arrhythmias/Heart pain: If T3-4 is low and T4-5 is high or above the upper quartile
  • GERD symptoms: More frequent among tension type even when not overweight