We have been practicing chiropractic in downtown San Francisco for almost 20 years now. One of the most common problems we see is Forward Head Posture (FHP). The head should be positioned over the body in such a way that from the side, your ear lobe is center with your shoulder. When we spend too much time sitting in front of a computer, our heads tend to move forward…and stay there. This can cause a chain reaction from tight neck muscles, increased pressure on the spine and discs, to neck pain, headaches, breathing problems, and insomnia.
Chiropractors are experts at preventing and correcting forward head posture. After-all, FHP is acquired. It is an adaptation to your external environment. Just like the branches of a tree by the ocean conform to the steady onshore winds…the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and spine, adapt to the constant pull towards the computer screen.
Fortunately, there are ways to correct FHP with exercise, chiropractic adjustments, ergonomic instruction, and proper sleeping position…including a cervical pillow. Check out this video for the best exercise for Forward Head Posture that I know of. We use a foam block behind the patients upper back at our chiropractic center to enhance the treatment and make it more effective.
To schedule an appointment at Executive Express Chiropractic in San Francisco call 415-392-2225. Ask for a complimentary posture exam.