Lakeshore Chiropractic Improves Forward Head Posture with Two Rivers Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Lakeshore Chiropractic bets that you are experiencing most likely one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, tense shoulders edging up toward your ears, chin tilting 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 most of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable 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 sight or healthy situation! Lakeshore Chiropractic 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 increases 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 is relieving? It may appear that since it’s a neck issue caring for the neck and focusing on the neck itself only would help most in correcting the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers showed 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 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) Lakeshore Chiropractic uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues like this.  Lakeshore Chiropractic ensures that our Two Rivers chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Lakeshore Chiropractic also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their part, too, by performing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!

SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION

A few simple things help enormously. Line up your computer screen level with your eye level. Stretch frequently while doing inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously modify your standing posture so you are upright. Lean against a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and carefully do any neck strengthening exercises your Two Rivers chiropractor suggests. Lakeshore Chiropractic will make sure the exercises are simple so our Two Rivers 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 spinal manipulation!

Schedule a Two Rivers chiropractic visit at Lakeshore Chiropractic for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Lakeshore Chiropractic bets that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Lakeshore Chiropractic 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!

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

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