Chiropractic Associates Improves Forward Head Posture with Preston Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Chiropractic Associates bets that you are feeling at least one of these things right now: tight jaw, tense shoulders edging up to your ears, chin tilting 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 common to many of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen set-up, and stress may all contribute. This posture causes our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty image or healthy position! Chiropractic Associates 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 seem that since it’s a neck issue caring for the neck and focusing on the neck itself only would have the greatest impact toward resolving the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers reported 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 delivering 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) Chiropractic Associates uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal issues like this.  Chiropractic Associates ensures that our Preston chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Chiropractic Associates also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, too, by doing the stabilization and other suggested exercises!

SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION

A few simple things help a lot. Align your computer screen level with your line of vision. Stretch often while participating in sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously alter your standing posture so you are straight. Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all are coming in contact with the wall. Listen and vigilantly do any neck strengthening exercises your Preston chiropractor recommends. Chiropractic Associates will keep the exercises simple so our Preston 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 treatment!

Schedule a Preston chiropractic visit at Chiropractic Associates for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Chiropractic Associates bets that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Chiropractic Associates bets that you stretched your head up, relaxed your shoulders down, and tucked your chin back as soon as you read the first paragraph. The first step of change is recognizing that it is needed!

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

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