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Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic Improves Forward Head Posture with Montreal Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic guesses that you are feeling at least one of these things right now: tight jaw, stiff shoulders edging up to your ears, chin tipping down, head projecting forward on your neck.  And if you are anything like the rest of us in Montreal, 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 many 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 sight or healthy situation! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic helps!


What is it? Forward head carriage happens 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 is relieving? It may seem that since it is a neck issue caring for the neck and focusing on the neck itself only would help most in correcting the issue and any related pain. A group of researchers demonstrated 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 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) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic uses Cox® Technic, a comfortable stretching treatment for the neck and thoracic spine that is very effective for spinal conditions like this.  Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic makes sure that our Montreal chiropractic patients with forward head posture get their thoracic spines treated! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 frequently while participating in sedentary work (computer, desk, TV). Consciously alter 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 carefully do any neck strengthening exercises your Montreal chiropractor suggests. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic will keep the exercises simple so our Montreal 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 Montreal chiropractic visit at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic for your forward head carriage or forward head posture. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic supposes that you have already helped yourself after reading this article! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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!

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

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