Aaron Chiropractic Clinic Improves Forward Head Posture with Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic speculates that you are experiencing at least one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, stiff shoulders edging up toward your ears, chin tilting down, head projecting 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 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!


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?


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 discovered 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!


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!

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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 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!

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

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