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!
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED
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 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 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!
SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION
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!
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient relieved with cervical spine Cox®
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!