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Wilson Family Chiropractic Improves Forward Head Posture with Millville Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Wilson Family Chiropractic guesses that you are feeling most likely one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up toward your ears, chin tilting down, head projecting 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) calls “Justin Bieber Head” and "iHunch"!) is well-known to many of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen set-up, and stress may all play a part. This posture compels our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty image or healthy position! Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 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 appear that since it’s a neck issue treating the neck and directing care to the neck itself only would help most in correcting the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers demonstrated that this isn’t necessarily the case. They compared neck mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise) to thoracic spine (upper back) mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise. They found that delivering 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) Wilson Family Chiropractic uses Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal conditions like this.  Wilson Family Chiropractic makes sure that our Millville chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Wilson Family 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 a lot. Line up your computer screen level with your line of vision. Stretch regularly while participating in 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 carefully perform any neck strengthening exercises your Millville chiropractor recommends. Wilson Family Chiropractic will keep the exercises simple so our Millville 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 Millville chiropractic visit at Wilson Family Chiropractic for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Wilson Family Chiropractic supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 noticing that it’s needed!

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

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