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!
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 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?
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE HELPED
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!
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 doing inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally
modify 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 Tarrytown chiropractor recommends.
Tarrytown Chiropractic will make sure the exercises are simple
so our Tarrytown chiropractic patients will do them!
CONTACT Tarrytown Chiropractic
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!