Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Improves Forward Head Posture with Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care and Exercise04/10/2018Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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 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) 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! Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC uses Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal issues like this. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC makes certain that our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC will keep the exercises simple so our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients will do them! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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! « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."