Satterwhite Chiropractic Improves Forward Head Posture with Oxford Chiropractic Care and Exercise

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!


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?


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 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 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!


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!

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Listen to this PODCAST of a neck and arm pain patient helped with cervical spine Cox® Technic treatment!

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!

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

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