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!
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED
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?
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE HELPED
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 improved 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 quite 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!
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 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!
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient relieved with cervical spine Cox®
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!