Amelia Chiropractic Clinic speculates that you are feeling
at least one of these things right now:
tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up toward
your ears, chin tipping down, head protruding
forward on your neck. And if you are
anything like the rest of us in Fernandina Beach, 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 many of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen
set-up, and stress may all play a part. This posture forces our 10 pound heads to stick
out and off of our necks. Not a pretty image
or healthy state! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic helps!
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED
What is it? Forward head carriage occurs 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 makes it better? It may appear
that since it’s 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 reported
that this is not necessarily 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 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) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic uses
Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and
thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues
like this. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic makes
certain that our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients with forward head posture
have their thoracic spines treated! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic also urges
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 great
deal. Line up your computer screen level with your line
of vision. Stretch frequently while participating
in inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally
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 vigilantly perform
any neck strengthening exercises your Fernandina Beach chiropractor suggests.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic will keep the exercises simple
so our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients will do them!
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient helped with cervical spine Cox®
Technic spinal manipulation!
Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic supposes
that you have already helped yourself after reading this article!
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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!