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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Improves Forward Head Posture with Toronto Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre speculates 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 Toronto, 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 be part of the cause. This posture makes our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty vision or healthy state! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 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 seem that since it is a neck issue caring for the neck and directing care to the neck itself only would help most in fixing the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers showed 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal conditions like this.  Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre makes certain that our Toronto chiropractic patients with forward head posture have their thoracic spines treated! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre also urges our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, 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 often while doing inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously modify your standing posture so you are upright. Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and vigilantly do any neck strengthening exercises your Toronto chiropractor suggests. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will keep the exercises simple so our Toronto 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 treatment!

Schedule a Toronto chiropractic visit at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre bets that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre bets that you stretched your head up, relaxed your shoulders down, and tucked your chin back the moment you read the first paragraph. The first step of change is recognizing that it’s needed!

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

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