Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center Improves Forward Head Posture with Paramus Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center guesses that you are feeling at least one of these things right now: tight jaw, tense shoulders creeping up toward your ears, chin tilting down, head jutting forward on your neck.  And if you are anything like the rest of us in Paramus, 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 well-known to most all of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable computer screen set-up, and stress may all contribute. This posture forces our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty sight or healthy state! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center helps!

FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED

What is it? Forward head carriage occurs when your neck juts 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 follows? 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 appear that since it is a neck issue treating 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 demonstrated that this is not really 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 delivering thoracic spine mobilization treatment plus stabilization exercise worked better. Pain, disability, and global rating of change by patients all improved along with their craniovertebral angle when standing as well as their cervical extension posture. (3) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center uses Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal issues like this.  Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center makes sure that our Paramus chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, too, by doing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!

SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION

A few simple things help greatly. Line up your computer screen level with your eye level. Stretch often while participating in inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously alter your standing posture so you are straight. Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and vigilantly do any neck strengthening exercises your Paramus chiropractor recommends. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center will make sure the exercises are simple so our Paramus 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 spinal manipulation!

Schedule a Paramus chiropractic visit at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation 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’s needed!

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

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