Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Improves Forward Head Posture with Baton Rouge Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation speculates that you are experiencing most likely one of these things right now: tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up toward your ears, chin tilting down, head projecting forward on your neck.  And if you are anything like the rest of us in Baton Rouge, you’re on your cellphone doing all of these at once! Forward head carriage or forward head posture (that Wikipedia (1) calls “Justin Bieber Head” and "iHunch"!) is common to most of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen set-up, and stress may all play a part. This posture forces our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty sight or healthy position! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation helps!

FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED

What is it? Forward head carriage occurs 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 treating the neck and directing care to the neck itself only would have the greatest impact toward fixing the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers showed 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 worked better. 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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues like this.  Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation makes certain that our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their part, too, by doing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!

SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION

A few simple things help enormously. Line up your computer screen level with your eye level. Stretch frequently while participating in sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously modify your standing posture so you are upright. Lean against a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and vigilantly do any neck strengthening exercises your Baton Rouge chiropractor recommends. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation will make sure the exercises are simple so our Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic visit at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation bets that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation bets 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 recognizing that it is needed!

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

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