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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Improves Forward Head Posture with Largo Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Hollstrom & Associates Inc speculates that you are feeling most likely one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up to your ears, chin tipping down, head projecting forward on your neck.  And if you are anything like the rest of us in Largo, 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 most of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen set-up, and stress may all play a role. This posture causes our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty image or healthy situation! Hollstrom & Associates Inc helps!


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 results? Neck pain. Shoulder stiffness. Pain between the shoulders.  Fatigue. Headache. Arm pain. Jaw pain. Do you feel it?


What is relieving? It may appear that since it’s a neck issue caring for 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 showed 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 discovered that using 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal conditions like this.  Hollstrom & Associates Inc makes certain that our Largo chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! Hollstrom & Associates Inc also urges our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their part, too, by performing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!


A few simple things help greatly. Line up your computer screen level with your line of vision. Stretch regularly while participating in sedentary 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 Largo chiropractor recommends. Hollstrom & Associates Inc will make sure the exercises are simple so our Largo 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 Largo chiropractic visit at Hollstrom & Associates Inc for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Hollstrom & Associates Inc supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Hollstrom & Associates Inc guesses 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 recognizing that it is needed!

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

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