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Moriarty Chiropractic Improves Forward Head Posture with Nashua Chiropractic Care and Exercise

April 10, 2018

Moriarty Chiropractic speculates that you are experiencing at least one of these things this very moment: tight jaw, tense shoulders edging up to your ears, chin tipping down, head protruding forward on your neck.  And if you are anything like the rest of us in Nashua, 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 common to most of us. Cell phone use, improper computer screen set-up, and stress may all play a part. This posture forces our 10 pound heads to stick out and off of our necks.  Not a pretty image or healthy situation! Moriarty Chiropractic relieves and improves the condition!


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 follows? Neck pain. Shoulder stiffness. Pain between the shoulders.  Fatigue. Headache. Arm pain. Jaw pain. Do you feel it?


What helps? It may appear that since it’s a neck issue treating the neck and concentrating on the neck itself only would help most in fixing the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers demonstrated that this is not necessarily 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 using thoracic spine mobilization treatment plus stabilization exercise worked better. 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) Moriarty Chiropractic uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal conditions like this.  Moriarty Chiropractic makes certain that our Nashua chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Moriarty Chiropractic also urges our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their part, too, by doing the stabilization and other recommended exercises!


A few simple things help a great deal. Line up your computer screen level with your line of vision. Stretch often while doing sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally adjust your standing posture so you are straight. Lean into a wall with your shoulders, head, hips all touching the wall. Listen and vigilantly do any neck strengthening exercises your Nashua chiropractor recommends. Moriarty Chiropractic will keep the exercises simple so our Nashua 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 Nashua chiropractic visit at Moriarty Chiropractic for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Moriarty Chiropractic supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Moriarty Chiropractic 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!

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