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Tarrytown Chiropractic Improves Forward Head Posture with Tarrytown Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Tarrytown Chiropractic guesses that you are feeling at least one of these things right now: tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up toward your ears, chin tilting down, head jutting forward on your neck.  And if you are anything like the rest of us in Tarrytown, 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 familiar to most of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen set-up, and stress may all contribute. This posture compels our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty sight or healthy state! Tarrytown Chiropractic 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 increases 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’s a neck issue treating the neck and directing care to the neck itself only would help most in fixing the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers demonstrated that this isn’t 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 improved along with their craniovertebral angle when standing as well as their cervical extension posture. (3) Tarrytown Chiropractic uses Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal issues like this.  Tarrytown Chiropractic makes sure that our Tarrytown chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Tarrytown Chiropractic also urges our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, 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 frequently while doing inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally modify your standing posture so you are straight. Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all are coming in contact with the wall. Listen and carefully perform any neck strengthening exercises your Tarrytown chiropractor recommends. Tarrytown Chiropractic will make sure the exercises are simple so our Tarrytown 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 spinal manipulation!

Schedule a Tarrytown chiropractic visit at Tarrytown Chiropractic for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Tarrytown Chiropractic bets that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Tarrytown Chiropractic bets that you stretched your head up, relaxed your shoulders down, and tucked your chin back the moment you read the first paragraph. The first step of change is recognizing that it’s needed!

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

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