Amelia Chiropractic Clinic Improves Forward Head Posture with Fernandina Beach Chiropractic Care and Exercise

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 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, 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!


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?


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!


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!

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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 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!

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

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