The Novelli Wellness Center Improves Forward Head Posture with Buffalo, NY Chiropractic Care and Exercise

The Novelli Wellness Center guesses that you are feeling at least one of these things right now: tight jaw, tense shoulders creeping up to your ears, chin tipping down, head protruding forward on your neck.  And if you are on your cellphone reading this, you are likely 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, improper computer screen set-up, and stress may all contribute. This posture compels our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty image or healthy state! The Novelli Wellness Center can help!

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 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 is relieving? It may appear that since it is a neck issue caring for 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 showed that this isn’t really the case. They compared neck mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise) to thoracic spine (upper back) mobilization treatment (plus stabilization exercise. They found that using 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) The Novelli Wellness Center uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal issues like this.  The Novelli Wellness Center makes sure that our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! The Novelli 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!

SIMPLE TIPS FOR FORWARD NECK POSTURE CORRECTION

A few simple things help enormously. Line up your computer screen level with your line of vision. Stretch regularly while performing inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously correct your standing posture so you are upright. Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all are coming in contact with the wall. Listen and vigilantly do any neck strengthening exercises your Buffalo, NY chiropractor recommends. The Novelli Wellness Center will keep the exercises simple so our Buffalo, NY 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 spinal manipulation!

Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit at The Novelli Wellness Center for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. The Novelli Wellness Center supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! The Novelli 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 noticing that it’s needed!

Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment of forward head carriage is two-fold: manipulation and exercise.

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