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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Improves Forward Head Posture with Colorado Springs Chiropractic Care and Exercise

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR bets that you are experiencing at least one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, stiff shoulders edging up to your ears, chin tipping 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) 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 play a role. This posture makes our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty vision or healthy state! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR can help!


What is it? Forward head carriage occurs when your neck pushes forward over your first spinal vertebra, C1 (cervical vertebra 1). Each inch forward boosts 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 helps? It may appear that since it’s a neck issue treating 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 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 discovered that using thoracic spine mobilization treatment plus stabilization exercise worked better. Pain, disability, and global rating of change by patients all got better along with their craniovertebral angle when standing as well as their cervical extension posture. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR uses Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal conditions like this.  The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR ensures that our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR also urges our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, too, by performing the stabilization and other suggested exercises!


A few simple things help greatly. Line up your computer screen level with your line of vision. Stretch often while performing sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously adjust your standing posture so you are upright. Lean against a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all are coming in contact with the wall. Listen and vigilantly do any neck strengthening exercises your Colorado Springs chiropractor suggests. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will keep the exercises simple so our Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic visit at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR bets that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 noticing that it is needed!

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

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