Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center speculates that you are experiencing
at least one of these things this very moment:
tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up to
your ears, chin tipping down, head protruding
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) calls
“Justin Bieber Head” and "iHunch"!) is common to most all of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen
set-up, and stress may all play a
role. This posture forces our 10 pound heads to stick
out and off of our necks. Not a pretty vision
or healthy situation! Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center can help!
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED
What is it? Forward head carriage happens when
your neck pushes 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 is relieving? It may seem
that since it is a neck issue caring for the neck and
concentrating on the neck itself only would
help most in fixing
the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers showed
that this is not really the case. They compared 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 worked better. Pain, disability, and global rating of change by patients
all improved along with their craniovertebral angle when
standing as well as their cervical extension posture. (3) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center uses
Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and
thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues
like this. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center makes
certain that our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with forward head posture
have their thoracic spines treated! Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center also encourages
our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do
their part, too, by performing the stabilization and
other suggested exercises!
SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION
A few simple things help a lot. Align your computer screen level with your line
of vision. Stretch frequently while participating
in inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously
correct your standing posture so you are straight.
Lean against 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.
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center will keep the exercises simple
so our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients will do them!
CONTACT Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient relieved with cervical spine Cox®
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit at Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center supposes
that you have already helped yourself after reading this article!
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological 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 recognizing
that it’s needed!