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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville Improves Forward Head Posture with St. Francisville Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville speculates that you are experiencing at least one of these things right now: tight jaw, tense shoulders creeping up to your ears, chin tilting down, head protruding forward on your neck.  And if you are on your cellphone reading this, you are likely doing all of these at once! Forward head carriage or forward head posture (that Wikipedia (1) refers to as “Justin Bieber Head” and "iHunch"!) is common to most of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen set-up, and stress may all contribute. This posture compels our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty image or healthy situation! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville relieves and improves the condition!

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 seem that since it is a neck issue treating the neck and concentrating on the neck itself only would have the greatest impact toward fixing the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers reported that this isn’t 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) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal conditions like this.  Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville makes certain that our St. Francisville chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville also urges our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their part, too, by doing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!

SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION

A few simple things help a lot. Align your computer screen level with your eye level. Stretch often while participating in inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally correct your standing posture so you are straight. 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 St. Francisville chiropractor recommends. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville will keep the exercises simple so our St. Francisville 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 St. Francisville chiropractic visit at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 recognizing that it’s needed!

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

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