New Roads Chiropractic Center speculates that you are experiencing
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 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 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!
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 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 quite 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!
SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION
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!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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!