Back And Neck Care Center Improves Forward Head Posture with Severna Park Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Back And Neck Care Center bets that you are feeling most likely one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, tense shoulders edging up to your ears, chin tilting down, head jutting forward on your neck.  And if you are anything like the rest of us in Severna Park, you’re on your cellphone doing all of these at once! Forward head carriage or forward head posture (that Wikipedia (1) calls “Justin Bieber Head” and "iHunch"!) is common to most all of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen set-up, and stress may all be part of the cause. This posture compels our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty vision or healthy state! Back And Neck Care Center helps!


What is it? Forward head carriage occurs when your neck pushes 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?


What is relieving? It may seem that since it’s a neck issue treating the neck and focusing on the neck itself only would have the greatest impact toward fixing the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers reported that this isn’t necessarily the case. They compared neck mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise) to thoracic spine (upper back) mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise. They found that delivering thoracic spine mobilization treatment plus stabilization exercise delivered better results. 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) Back And Neck Care Center uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal conditions like this.  Back And Neck Care Center ensures that our Severna Park chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Back And Neck Care Center also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their part, too, by performing the stabilization and other suggested exercises!


A few simple things help greatly. Align your computer screen level with your eye level. Stretch often while performing sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally adjust your standing posture so you are upright. Lean against a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and carefully perform any neck strengthening exercises your Severna Park chiropractor suggests. Back And Neck Care Center will keep the exercises simple so our Severna Park 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 Severna Park chiropractic visit at Back And Neck Care Center for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Back And Neck Care Center supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Back And Neck Care Center 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’s needed!

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

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