Apple Country Chiropractic Improves Forward Head Posture with Williamson Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Apple Country Chiropractic speculates that you are feeling at least one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, tense shoulders creeping up to your ears, chin tilting down, head jutting 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 most all of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen set-up, and stress may all be part of the cause. This posture causes our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty image or healthy position! Apple Country Chiropractic can help!

FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED

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 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 helps? 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 demonstrated that this is not necessarily 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 using 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) Apple Country Chiropractic uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal issues like this.  Apple Country Chiropractic makes certain that our Williamson chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! Apple Country Chiropractic 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 enormously. Align your computer screen level with your eye level. Stretch regularly while participating in sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally correct your standing posture so you are upright. Lean against a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all are coming in contact with the wall. Listen and vigilantly do any neck strengthening exercises your Williamson chiropractor suggests. Apple Country Chiropractic will make sure the exercises are simple so our Williamson chiropractic patients will do them!

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Listen to this PODCAST of a neck and arm pain patient helped with cervical spine Cox® Technic treatment!

Schedule a Williamson chiropractic visit at Apple Country Chiropractic for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Apple Country Chiropractic supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Apple Country Chiropractic 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 noticing that it is needed!

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

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