Layden Chiropractic Improves Forward Head Posture with Plainville Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Layden Chiropractic bets that you are feeling most likely one of these things right now: tight jaw, tense shoulders creeping up to your ears, chin tipping down, head jutting forward on your neck.  And if you are anything like the rest of us in Plainville, 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 well-known to most of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen set-up, and stress may all play a part. This posture makes our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty image or healthy situation! Layden Chiropractic can help!

FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED

What is it? Forward head carriage occurs when your neck juts 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 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 helps? It may seem that since it is 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 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 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) Layden Chiropractic uses Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues like this.  Layden Chiropractic ensures that our Plainville chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Layden Chiropractic also urges our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, too, by doing 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 eye level. Stretch regularly while participating in sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally modify your standing posture so you are straight. Lean against a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and carefully perform any neck strengthening exercises your Plainville chiropractor suggests. Layden Chiropractic will make sure the exercises are simple so our Plainville 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 treatment!

Schedule a Plainville chiropractic visit at Layden Chiropractic for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Layden Chiropractic bets that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Layden Chiropractic bets 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!

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

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