Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Improves Forward Head Posture with Pensacola Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center speculates that you are experiencing at least one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up toward your ears, chin tipping down, head jutting forward on your neck.  And if you are on your cellphone reading this, you are likely 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 many of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen set-up, and stress may all contribute. This posture compels our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty vision or healthy situation! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center can help!


What is it? Forward head carriage occurs when your neck juts 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 results? 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 fixing the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers demonstrated that this isn’t really the case. They compared 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 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) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center uses Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal conditions like this.  Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center makes certain that our Pensacola chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, too, by doing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!


A few simple things help greatly. Align your computer screen level with your line of vision. Stretch often while doing inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally alter your standing posture so you are straight. Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all are coming in contact with the wall. Listen and vigilantly perform any neck strengthening exercises your Pensacola chiropractor recommends. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center will make sure the exercises are simple so our Pensacola 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 Pensacola chiropractic visit at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center guesses that you stretched your head up, relaxed your shoulders down, and tucked your chin back as soon as you read the first paragraph. The first step of change is noticing that it is needed!

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

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