Forward Head Posture

Part I: Forward head posture… What is it, what can it lead to?

As you can see in the picture the neck is tilted or rounded forward. Normally the line of the neck should be more in line with the upper back. But what does this all mean, and how does it pertain to you? If you are sitting in this position for prolonged periods of time it can lead to multiple issues. Anything from neck pain, headaches, tight shoulders, difficulty sleeping at night, or difficulty looking in your blind spot when you drive. Eventually this posture can lead to compression of the nerves in your neck which run down your arms, and can cause numbness, tingling, burning, or even upper body weakness.

Be on the look for Part 2 of the post for the Anatomy of the neck, nerve compression, and disc issues. Part 3 coming soon after!

 

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