Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation speculates that you are feeling
at least one of these things right now:
tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up toward
your ears, chin tipping down, head protruding
forward on your neck. And if you are on your
cellphone reading this, you are likely doing all of these at the same time!
Forward head carriage or forward head posture (that Wikipedia (1) calls
“Justin Bieber Head” and "iHunch"!) is well-known to many of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen
set-up, and stress may all contribute. This posture compels our 10 pound heads to stick
out and off of our necks. Not a pretty sight
or healthy position! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation relieves
and improves the condition!
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED
What is it? Forward head carriage occurs when
your neck juts forward over your first spinal vertebra, C1
(cervical vertebra 1). Each inch forward increases the weight on
your neck by 10 pounds. (2) That adds up! What results? Neck
pain. Shoulder stiffness. Pain between the shoulders. Fatigue. Headache. Arm pain. Jaw pain. Do you feel it?
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE HELPED
What helps? It may seem
that since it’s a neck issue treating the neck and
directing care to the neck itself only would
have the greatest impact toward correcting
the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers demonstrated
that this is not really the case. They evaluated
the results of neck mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise) to
thoracic spine (upper back) mobilization treatment (plus stabilization
exercise. They found that using thoracic
spine mobilization treatment plus stabilization exercise worked better. Pain, disability, and global rating of change by patients
all improved along with their craniovertebral angle when
standing as well as their cervical extension posture. (3) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation uses
Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and
thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues
like this. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation makes
certain that our Tonawanda chiropractic patients with forward head posture
have their thoracic spines treated! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation also encourages
our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do
their share, too, by doing the stabilization and
other recommended exercises!
SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION
A few simple things help a lot. Line up your computer screen level with your line
of vision. Stretch frequently while doing sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally
correct your standing posture so you are upright.
Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and vigilantly do
any neck strengthening exercises your Tonawanda chiropractor recommends.
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation will keep the exercises simple
so our Tonawanda chiropractic patients will do them!
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient helped with cervical spine Cox®
Schedule a Tonawanda chiropractic visit at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation bets
that you have already helped yourself after reading this article!
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation bets that you stretched your head up, relaxed
your shoulders down, and tucked your chin back the moment you
read the first paragraph. The first step of change is noticing
that it is needed!