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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Improves Forward Head Posture with Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care and Exercise

April 10, 2018

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc bets that you are feeling most likely one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, tense shoulders creeping up to your ears, chin tipping 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 once! Forward head carriage or forward head posture (that Wikipedia (1) calls “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 causes our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty vision or healthy state! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc relieves and improves the condition!


What is it? Forward head carriage occurs 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 results? Neck pain. Shoulder stiffness. Pain between the shoulders.  Fatigue. Headache. Arm pain. Jaw pain. Do you feel it?


What is relieving? It may appear that since it is a neck issue treating the neck and focusing on the neck itself only would help most in correcting the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers reported that this isn’t really the case. They compared neck mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise) to thoracic spine (upper back) mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise. They discovered that using 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 comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues like this.  Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc ensures 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 part, too, by performing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!


A few simple things help a lot. Align your computer screen level with your line of vision. Stretch regularly while participating in inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously modify your standing posture so you are straight. Lean against a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and vigilantly perform any neck strengthening exercises your Fort Wayne chiropractor suggests. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 spinal manipulation!

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!

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