Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology Improves Forward Head Posture with Plymouth Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology guesses that you are experiencing at least one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, stiff shoulders edging up toward your ears, chin tipping down, head protruding forward on your neck.  And if you are anything like the rest of us in Plymouth, you’re on your cellphone doing all of these at the same time! Forward head carriage or forward head posture (that Wikipedia (1) calls “Justin Bieber Head” and "iHunch"!) is familiar to most of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen set-up, and stress may all be part of the cause. This posture forces our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty sight or healthy position! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology can help!

FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED

What is it? Forward head carriage happens 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 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 seem that since it is a neck issue caring for the neck and focusing on the neck itself only would help most in correcting the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers reported 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 using 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) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues like this.  Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology makes sure that our Plymouth chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their part, 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 frequently while performing inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously alter 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 carefully do any neck strengthening exercises your Plymouth chiropractor suggests. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology will keep the exercises simple so our Plymouth 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 Plymouth chiropractic visit at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology 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 noticing that it’s needed!

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

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