We have been providing treatment for neck pain and poor posture in San Francisco for over 22 years.
Our chiropractic clinic is located at the Embarcadero Center in the SF Financial District, so most of our patients spend their day sitting at a desk in front of a computer. This activity over time is a primary cause of forward head posture (FHP) and neck pain.
The body adapts to it’s environment, and if your external environment is a desk, chair, and computer monitor, there will be a tendency for the head to move forward towards the computer screen which is what you are interacting with.
If you work in downtown San Francisco simply look around and you will notice all the people with FHP…it’s very common.
As the skull moves forward the neck muscles have to work harder just to hold your head up. In fact, it’s simple Physics and there is a math equation for it:
For every inch of “Anterior Head Syndrome” it can increase the weight of the skull by an additional 10 lbs. Kapanadji, Physiology of Joints, Volume 3.
One inch of forward head posture is not that much. If the weight of the head doubles than the work the neck muscles have to do to hold the head upright doubles, as does the amount of stress on the neck joints, discs, ligaments and tendons. This chain reaction is a primary cause of headaches, neck pain, arthritis, bulging and herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.
Fortunately, chiropractic can help. At our San Francisco chiropractic center we use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, cervical extension traction, and posterior head posture exercises to reverse FHP. Basically, we create forces that cause the head to move back to counteract what you do all day at work (which causes the head to move forward).
Does this work? YES!
This is called Posture Correction and not all chiropractors do it. It takes more time than just pain relief care, but it is more permanent and preventative. You will look better too
If you are suffering with neck pain from poor posture and would like to find out more about our posture correction and neck pain treatment program in San Francisco…call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.