Hutter Chiropractic Office Improves Forward Head Posture with Groton Chiropractic Care and Exercise

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!


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?


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 worked better. 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!


A few simple things help greatly. Line up your computer screen level with your line of vision. Stretch regularly while doing inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously modify your standing posture so you are upright. Lean into 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!

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Listen to this PODCAST of a neck and arm pain patient relieved with cervical spine Cox® Technic treatment!

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!

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

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