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New Roads Chiropractic Center Improves Forward Head Posture with New Roads Chiropractic Care and Exercise

New Roads Chiropractic Center speculates that you are feeling most likely one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, tense shoulders edging up toward your ears, chin tipping down, head jutting forward on your neck.  And if you are anything like the rest of us in New Roads, you’re on your cellphone 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 familiar to most all of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen set-up, and stress may all play a part. This posture forces our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty vision or healthy position! New Roads Chiropractic Center helps!


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?


What is relieving? It may appear that since it is a neck issue caring for the neck and directing care to the neck itself only would have the greatest impact toward fixing the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers demonstrated that this isn’t necessarily the case. They compared neck mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise) to thoracic spine (upper back) mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise. They discovered that using thoracic spine mobilization treatment plus stabilization exercise delivered better results. 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) New Roads Chiropractic Center uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal conditions like this.  New Roads Chiropractic Center makes certain that our New Roads chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! New Roads Chiropractic Center also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, too, by performing the stabilization and other suggested exercises!


A few simple things help a lot. Line up your computer screen level with your eye level. Stretch often while doing sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally alter your standing posture so you are upright. Lean against a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and vigilantly do any neck strengthening exercises your New Roads chiropractor suggests. New Roads Chiropractic Center will make sure the exercises are simple so our New Roads chiropractic patients will do them!

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Listen to this PODCAST of a neck and arm pain patient relieved with cervical spine Cox® Technic spinal manipulation!

Schedule a New Roads chiropractic visit at New Roads Chiropractic Center for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. New Roads Chiropractic Center supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! New Roads Chiropractic Center guesses 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 recognizing that it’s needed!

New Roads chiropractic treatment of forward head carriage is two-fold: manipulation and exercise.

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