Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic guesses that you are experiencing most likely one of these things right now: tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up toward your ears, chin tipping down, head jutting forward on your neck. And if you are anything like the rest of us in Augusta, you’re on your cellphone doing all of these at the same time! Forward head carriage or forward head posture (that Wikipedia (1) refers to as “Justin Bieber Head” and "iHunch"!) is familiar to many of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen set-up, and stress may all play a part. This posture compels our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks. Not a pretty sight or healthy state! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic relieves and improves the condition!
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED
What is it? Forward head carriage happens 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 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 treating the neck and focusing on the neck itself only would help most in resolving the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers demonstrated that this is not 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 found that using 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal issues like this. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic makes sure that our Augusta chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their part, too, by performing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!
SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION
A few simple things help enormously. Line up your computer screen level with your line of vision. Stretch often while doing sedentary 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 carefully do any neck strengthening exercises your Augusta chiropractor suggests. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will keep the exercises simple so our Augusta 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 Augusta chiropractic visit at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic guesses 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 noticing that it is needed!