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Mandeville Chiropractic Improves Forward Head Posture with Mandeville Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Mandeville Chiropractic guesses that you are experiencing at least one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, stiff shoulders edging up to your ears, chin tilting down, head protruding forward on your neck.  And if you are on your cellphone reading this, you are likely doing all of these at once! Forward head carriage or forward head posture (that Wikipedia (1) refers to as “Justin Bieber Head” and "iHunch"!) is well-known to many of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen set-up, and stress may all be part of the cause. This posture causes our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty image or healthy situation! Mandeville Chiropractic relieves and improves the condition!


What is it? Forward head carriage occurs when your neck juts 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 treating the neck and focusing on the neck itself only would have the greatest impact toward fixing the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers demonstrated that this is not necessarily the case. They compared neck mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise) to thoracic spine (upper back) mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise. They found 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) Mandeville Chiropractic uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal conditions like this.  Mandeville Chiropractic makes sure that our Mandeville chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! Mandeville Chiropractic also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, too, by performing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!


A few simple things help a lot. 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 straight. 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 Mandeville chiropractor suggests. Mandeville Chiropractic will make sure the exercises are simple so our Mandeville 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 Mandeville chiropractic visit at Mandeville Chiropractic for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Mandeville Chiropractic bets that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Mandeville 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!

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

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