Cross Chiropractic Center Improves Forward Head Posture with Sandy Springs Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Cross Chiropractic Center guesses that you are feeling most likely one of these things right now: tight jaw, stiff shoulders edging up toward your ears, chin tipping down, head protruding forward on your neck.  And if you are on your cellphone reading this, you are likely 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 many of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen set-up, and stress may all play a role. This posture causes our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty vision or healthy situation! Cross Chiropractic Center can help!


What is it? Forward head carriage occurs when your neck pushes 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 follows? Neck pain. Shoulder stiffness. Pain between the shoulders.  Fatigue. Headache. Arm pain. Jaw pain. Do you feel it?


What makes it better? It may appear that since it is a neck issue caring for the neck and directing care to the neck itself only would help most in resolving the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers showed that this isn’t really the case. They compared 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) Cross Chiropractic Center uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal conditions like this.  Cross Chiropractic Center makes sure that our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! Cross Chiropractic Center also urges our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, too, by doing the stabilization and other suggested exercises!


A few simple things help a great deal. Align your computer screen level with your eye level. Stretch frequently while performing inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously adjust your standing posture so you are upright. Lean against a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all are coming in contact with the wall. Listen and vigilantly do any neck strengthening exercises your Sandy Springs chiropractor recommends. Cross Chiropractic Center will make sure the exercises are simple so our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients will do them!

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

Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic visit at Cross Chiropractic Center for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Cross Chiropractic Center supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Cross Chiropractic Center 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 is needed!

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

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