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Know Someone With Forward Head Posture?

Neck pain, fatigue, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ syndrome, fibromyalgia, headaches ~ can how you hold your head be the cause of all these conditions? If you, or someone you know, suffers from forward head posture, and an estimated 90% of the population do, then the answer is definitely yes!

forward head posture

No wonder you’re always tired. You have a forward head posture!

With correct head posture, the ear is centered over the shoulder. If the ear is off center to the front of the shoulder, this is known as forward head posture. For every inch the head is forward of this center position, it exerts an additional 10 pounds of pressure on the muscles in your neck and upper back, causing them to work harder to keep your head erect and your chin up!

But how do you get into the habit of a forward head posture? Today’s use of computers, television and video games may contribute to this condition which ultimately compresses discs and causes extensive damage.

Here are several ways to help correct this condition:

  • Receive regular chiropractic adjustments
  • Make sure your child’s backpack doesn’t exceed 15% of his body weight
  • Take regular breaks from sitting at the computer

It may be hard to believe, but how you hold your head may be an important key to your health!

If you, or someone you know suffers from forward head posture, consult one of our member chiropractors today to schedule a thorough evaluation.

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