Hutter Chiropractic Office bets that you are feeling
most likely one of these things right now:
tight jaw, tense 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 Groton, 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 well-known to most
of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen
set-up, and stress may all be part of the cause. This posture makes our 10 pound heads to stick
out and off of our necks. Not a pretty sight
or healthy state! Hutter Chiropractic Office can help!
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 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 makes it better? It may appear
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 reported
that this is not really 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 delivering 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) Hutter Chiropractic Office uses
Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and
thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal issues
like this. Hutter Chiropractic Office ensures that our Groton chiropractic patients with forward head posture
have their thoracic spines treated! Hutter Chiropractic Office also urges
our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do
their part, too, by performing the stabilization and
other suggested exercises!
SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION
A few simple things help greatly. Line up your computer screen level with your line
of vision. Stretch regularly while doing sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously
modify 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 Groton chiropractor recommends.
Hutter Chiropractic Office will make sure the exercises are simple
so our Groton chiropractic patients will do them!
CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient relieved with cervical spine Cox®
Schedule a Groton chiropractic visit at Hutter Chiropractic Office
for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Hutter Chiropractic Office bets
that you have already helped yourself after reading this article!
Hutter Chiropractic Office bets 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’s needed!