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) refers to as
“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!
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 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?
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE HELPED
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!
SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION
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!
CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient relieved with cervical spine Cox®
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!