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!
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 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 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!
SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION
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!
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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!