Innate Wisdom guesses that you are experiencing
most likely one of these things this very moment:
tight jaw, tense shoulders edging up to
your ears, chin tilting down, head protruding
forward on your neck. And if you are
anything like the rest of us in New York City, you’re on your cellphone
doing all of these at once!
Forward head carriage or forward head posture (that Wikipedia (1) calls
“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
role. This posture makes our 10 pound heads to stick
out and off of our necks. Not a pretty image
or healthy position! Innate Wisdom helps!
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 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 helps? It may seem
that since it is a neck issue caring for the neck and
focusing on the neck itself only would
have the greatest impact toward resolving
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 discovered that delivering thoracic
spine mobilization treatment plus stabilization exercise delivered
better results. Pain, disability, and global rating of change by patients
all got better along with their craniovertebral angle when
standing as well as their cervical extension posture. (3) Innate Wisdom uses
Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and
thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues
like this. Innate Wisdom makes sure that our New York City chiropractic patients with forward head posture
get their thoracic spines treated! Innate Wisdom also encourages
our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do
their share, 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 performing sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously
correct your standing posture so you are straight.
Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and vigilantly perform
any neck strengthening exercises your New York City chiropractor suggests.
Innate Wisdom will keep the exercises simple
so our New York City chiropractic patients will do them!
CONTACT Innate Wisdom
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient helped with cervical spine Cox®
Schedule a New York City chiropractic visit at Innate Wisdom
for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Innate Wisdom supposes
that you have already helped yourself after reading this article!
Innate Wisdom 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 is needed!