Satterwhite Chiropractic bets that you are feeling
at least one of these things right now:
tight jaw, tense shoulders edging up to
your ears, chin tipping down, head protruding
forward on your neck. And if you are
anything like the rest of us in Oxford, 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 common to most
of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen
set-up, and stress may all contribute. This posture makes our 10 pound heads to stick
out and off of our necks. Not a pretty sight
or healthy position! Satterwhite Chiropractic relieves
and improves the condition!
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 makes it better? It may seem
that since it’s a neck issue caring for the neck and
directing care to the neck itself only would
have the greatest impact toward correcting
the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers reported
that this is not really the case. They compared 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 got better along with their craniovertebral angle when
standing as well as their cervical extension posture. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic uses
Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and
thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues
like this. Satterwhite Chiropractic ensures that our Oxford chiropractic patients with forward head posture
have their thoracic spines treated! Satterwhite Chiropractic also urges
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 great
deal. Align your computer screen level with your line
of vision. Stretch regularly while participating
in inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously
modify your standing posture so you are upright.
Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all are
coming in contact with the wall. Listen and vigilantly perform
any neck strengthening exercises your Oxford chiropractor suggests.
Satterwhite Chiropractic will make sure the exercises are simple
so our Oxford chiropractic patients will do them!
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient helped with cervical spine Cox®
Schedule a Oxford chiropractic visit at Satterwhite Chiropractic
for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Satterwhite Chiropractic bets
that you have already helped yourself after reading this article!
Satterwhite Chiropractic bets 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 is needed!