Most Chiropractic Clinic speculates that you are experiencing
at least one of these things right now:
tight jaw, stiff shoulders edging up to
your ears, chin tipping down, head protruding
forward on your neck. And if you are
anything like the rest of us in Murfreesboro, you’re on your cellphone
doing all of these at once!
Forward head carriage or forward head posture (that Wikipedia (1) refers to as
“Justin Bieber Head” and "iHunch"!) is familiar to most all of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen
set-up, and stress may all be part of the cause. This posture forces our 10 pound heads to stick
out and off of our necks. Not a pretty vision
or healthy situation! Most Chiropractic Clinic 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 follows? 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’s a neck issue caring for the neck and
concentrating on the neck itself only would
have the greatest impact toward resolving
the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers showed
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 discovered 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) Most Chiropractic Clinic uses
Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and
thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal issues
like this. Most Chiropractic Clinic makes
certain that our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients with forward head posture
get their thoracic spines treated! Most Chiropractic Clinic also encourages
our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do
their part, too, by performing the stabilization and
other recommended exercises!
SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION
A few simple things help a great
deal. Line up your computer screen level with your line
of vision. Stretch frequently while participating
in inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally
alter your standing posture so you are straight.
Lean against a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all are
coming in contact with the wall. Listen and vigilantly perform
any neck strengthening exercises your Murfreesboro chiropractor recommends.
Most Chiropractic Clinic will make sure the exercises are simple
so our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients will do them!
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient helped with cervical spine Cox®
Technic spinal manipulation!
Schedule a Murfreesboro chiropractic visit at Most Chiropractic Clinic
for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Most Chiropractic Clinic supposes
that you have already helped yourself after reading this article!
Most Chiropractic Clinic 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 noticing
that it is needed!