Novelli Wellness Center Improves Forward Head Posture with Orchard Park, NY Chiropractic Care and Exercise

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! Novelli Wellness Center can help!


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?


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) 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.  Novelli Wellness Center makes sure that our Orchard Park, NY chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! 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!


A few simple things help enormously. Line up your computer screen level with your eye level. 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 Orchard Park, NY chiropractor recommends. Novelli Wellness Center will keep the exercises simple so our Orchard Park, 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 Orchard Park, NY chiropractic visit at Novelli Wellness Center for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Novelli Wellness Center supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! 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!

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

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