Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC guesses that you are experiencing
most likely one of these things right now:
tight jaw, stiff shoulders edging up toward
your ears, chin tilting down, head jutting
forward on your neck. And if you are
anything like the rest of us in La Grande, you’re on your cellphone
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 most all of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen
set-up, and stress may all be part of the cause. This posture compels our 10 pound heads to stick
out and off of our necks. Not a pretty sight
or healthy situation! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC relieves
and improves the condition!
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE EXPLAINED
What is it? Forward head carriage happens 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?
FORWARD HEAD CARRIAGE / FORWARD NECK POSTURE HELPED
What makes it better? It may seem
that since it’s a neck issue caring for 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 reported
that this isn’t 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) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC uses
Cox® Technic, a gentle stretching treatment for the neck and
thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues
like this. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC makes sure that our La Grande chiropractic patients with forward head posture
get their thoracic spines treated! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC also urges
our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do
their part, too, by performing 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 line
of vision. Stretch regularly while performing sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously
modify 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 perform
any neck strengthening exercises your La Grande chiropractor suggests.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will keep the exercises simple
so our La Grande chiropractic patients will do them!
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Listen to this PODCAST
of a neck and arm pain patient helped with cervical spine Cox®
Technic spinal manipulation!
Schedule a La Grande chiropractic visit at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC supposes
that you have already helped yourself after reading this article!
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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!