It’s forward head posture… also known as texting neck.
You’ve probably seen it yourself, in those guys and girls who are physically active but walk around with a chicken head or giraffe neck.
Instead of a powerful, strong chest, their shoulders are hunched forward, their head droops down and their curved back almost gives them a hump.
It looks weak, unhealthy and unsightly. And it undoes all their hard work.
Your neck is designed to remain vertical, supporting the weight of your skull in a perfect line from the top of your head straight down through your body to your feet.
When you look at yourself in the mirror from the side, your ear, your shoulder and your hips should all be in a straight line down to the floor. If it is unaligned and your ear is in front of your shoulders, it’s a sure sign of forward head posture.
You see, the average head weighs 10-12lbs. When your head sits perfectly upon your neck and shoulders, the body naturally adapts to holding this weight.
But if your head is constantly pulled forward, the weight of your head pulls on your neck and puts pressure on your spine.
When your head is pulled forward the additional pressure on your neck, shoulders and back rises dramatically causing serious tissue damage. In fact, every inch your head is thrust forward from its natural position adds another 10 lbs of stress on the neck, shoulders, back and spine.
This therapeutic technique loosens up and lengthens muscles that have become shortened and helps to relieve trigger points that have built up.
If your neck has been thrust forward for too long carrying too much weight, it needs some serious re-alignment. These drills re-educating your muscles to put your head in the right position again.
The more your head moves forward, the more your joints lock up. Mobility movements are used to unlock the joints in your spine to decrease the stress and damage.
The cervical flexors sit at the back of your neck and their weakness causes your head to drop forward. Recent research has shown that re-training the flexors is the key to restoring balance of your head.
When the problem seems so obvious and the symptoms appear so damaging, you have to ask, why isn’t more being done to fix forward head posture?
Why are doctors and physicians so reluctant to diagnose the problem as postural?
Go complaining to your doctor of back pain, and they’ll treat the symptom by suggesting back pain exercises or ways of relieving the pain locally often with medication.
Because forward head posture presents so many different symptoms, which often look similar or identical to other problems, it’s never obvious whether forward head posture is the root of all of these symptoms.
That’s why doctors normally blame the symptoms on lack of exercise or stress.
They’re wrong, of course, because EVEN IF you do exercise regularly you can STILL suffer from forward head posture, simply because of how you sit or text day after day.
As you can see, it’s not your fault.
But now that you know this, you have the choice to be able to do something about it…
… and do something before it’s TOO LATE……
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