Pflugerville Wellness Center Improves Forward Head Posture with Pflugerville Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Pflugerville Wellness Center guesses that you are feeling most likely one of these things right now: tight jaw, stiff 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 Pflugerville, 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 play a part. This posture causes our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty vision or healthy situation! Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 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 appear that since it is a neck issue treating the neck and directing care to the neck itself only would help most in correcting the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers showed that this is not really the case. They compared 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 improved along with their craniovertebral angle when standing as well as their cervical extension posture. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues like this.  Pflugerville Wellness Center makes sure that our Pflugerville chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Pflugerville Wellness Center also encourages our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their part, too, by performing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!


A few simple things help enormously. Line up your computer screen level with your eye level. Stretch regularly while participating in sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally adjust your standing posture so you are straight. Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all are coming in contact with the wall. Listen and carefully do any neck strengthening exercises your Pflugerville chiropractor recommends. Pflugerville Wellness Center will keep the exercises simple so our Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville chiropractic visit at Pflugerville Wellness Center for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Pflugerville Wellness Center supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Pflugerville Wellness 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 recognizing that it’s needed!

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

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