Chiropractic & Forward Head Posture

Forward Head PostureThe effects of posture on health is becoming more evident.  One of the most common postural problems seen by chiropractors is the Forwards Head Posture. Forward head Posture is a relative shift of the head and neck in front of its normal position in relation to the thoracic spine or rib cage.

In chiropractic, the common causes of Forward Head Posture are identified as using computers,  backpacks, playing games on Ipads etc, trauma including whiplash and everyday activities such as reading, chopping up vegetables at bench height or even ironing clothes! Many of these activities force the head forward to to counter balance changes in the lower part of the spine. The affects of Forward Head Posture on the spine result in abnormal stress to the discs, joints and even the spinal cord in the neck, shoulders  and the lower back.

Common effects of Forward Head Posture:

  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Damaged Discs
  • Numbness in Hands
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • TMJ (Jaw) Problems
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Fatigue

At Discover Chiropractic Centre, a simple 10 minute digital postural exam, using PostureScreen Mobile will hell the chiropractor identify if you have Forward Head Posture. The chiropractor with share this information with you personally with  report identifying your particular spinal posture. The photo’s below will demonstrate an example of such a report.

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