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Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. Improves Forward Head Posture with Auburn Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. speculates that you are feeling at least one of these things right now: tight jaw, stiff shoulders creeping up toward your ears, chin tipping down, head projecting forward on your neck.  And if you are on your cellphone reading this, you are likely 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 all of us. Cell phone use, unsuitable 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 vision or healthy situation! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 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?


What makes it better? It may seem that since it is a neck issue caring for the neck and focusing on the neck itself only would have the greatest impact toward resolving 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is quite effective for spinal issues like this.  Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. makes certain that our Auburn chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. also urges our [[targeltocation]] chiropractic care patients with forward head carriage to do their share, too, by performing the stabilization and other suggested exercises!


A few simple things help enormously. Line up your computer screen level with your eye level. Stretch regularly while participating in inactive work (computer, desk, TV). Intentionally adjust your standing posture so you are straight. 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 Auburn chiropractor recommends. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. will keep the exercises simple so our Auburn 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 Auburn chiropractic visit at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. bets that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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!

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

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