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Most Chiropractic Clinic Improves Forward Head Posture with Murfreesboro Chiropractic Care and Exercise

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!


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?


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 urges our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their part, too, by performing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!


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!

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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!

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

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