Aaron Chiropractic Clinic speculates that you are experiencing
most likely one of these things this very moment:
tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up toward
your ears, chin tilting down, head projecting
forward on your neck. And if you are
anything like the rest of us in Fort Wayne, you’re on your cellphone
doing all of these at the same time!
Forward head carriage or forward head posture (that Wikipedia (1) refers to as
“Justin Bieber Head” and "iHunch"!) is common to many of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen
set-up, and stress may all play a part. This posture compels our 10 pound heads to stick
out and off of our necks. Not a pretty sight
or healthy state! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic relieves
and improves the condition!
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED
What is it? Forward head carriage happens 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 makes it better? It may seem
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 showed
that this isn’t 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) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic uses
Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and
thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues
like this. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic makes
certain that our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with forward head posture
have their thoracic spines treated! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 a great
deal. Line up your computer screen level with your eye level. Stretch regularly while participating
in sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously
correct your standing posture so you are upright.
Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all are
coming in contact with the wall. Listen and carefully perform
any neck strengthening exercises your Fort Wayne chiropractor recommends.
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic will keep the exercises simple
so our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients will do them!
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient relieved with cervical spine Cox®
Technic spinal manipulation!
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic bets
that you have already helped yourself after reading this article!
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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’s needed!