Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center Improves Forward Head Posture with Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center speculates that you are experiencing at least one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, tense 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 focusing 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 discovered 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 gentle stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite 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 share, too, by doing 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 make sure the exercises are 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 treatment!

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!

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

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