Moses Chiropractic speculates that you are experiencing
most likely one of these things this very moment:
tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up toward
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 well-known to most
of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen
set-up, and stress may all play a
role. This posture makes our 10 pound heads to stick
out and off of our necks. Not a pretty sight
or healthy position! Moses Chiropractic can help!
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED
What is it? Forward head carriage happens 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 is a neck issue caring for the neck and
focusing on the neck itself only would
help most in fixing
the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers demonstrated
that this is not necessarily the case. They evaluated
the results of 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) Moses Chiropractic uses
Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and
thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal issues
like this. Moses Chiropractic makes
certain that our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with forward head posture
get their thoracic spines treated! Moses Chiropractic also urges
our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do
their share, too, by performing the stabilization and
other recommended exercises!
SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION
A few simple things help greatly. Line up 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 upright.
Lean against a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and carefully do
any neck strengthening exercises your West Palm Beach chiropractor suggests.
Moses Chiropractic will make sure the exercises are simple
so our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients will do them!
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient relieved with cervical spine Cox®
Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit at Moses Chiropractic
for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Moses Chiropractic bets
that you have already helped yourself after reading this article!
Moses Chiropractic 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 recognizing
that it’s needed!