Forward Head Posture

Text Neck

forward head posture illustrationForward Head Posture (FHP or often called Text Neck) is one of the most common postural deviations that we see in our culture. The prevailing thought on why this is the case revolves around the use of computers, both desktop and laptop, and the use of smartphones. Add these two activities to the fact that we are usually looking down at something and you have a recipe for Text Neck.

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Posture Problems

Have you ever noticed someone whose head looks like its hanging off the front of their shoulders? This is a dangerous condition known as Forward Head Posture, and you need to be aware of the devastating effects this has on your health and life. Forward Head Posture, or the loss of the natural curve in the neck, is one of the most common issues we see as chiropractic doctors. Why? Because of the amount of time people spend hunched over their desks and in front of their computers. Forward Head Posture causes vast degenerative effects and subluxations in the neck area leading to accelerated arthritis, chronic pain, limited range of motion, and increased risk of strain and sprain to the neck muscles.

Take the Forward Head Posture Test

So how do you know if you have Forward Head Posture? One simple check is to have someone look at you from the side view and see if the middle of your ear lines up with the middle of your shoulders. If they do not line up, you can contact us for an evaluation. We are here to help!

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I have become very aware of this watching people as they’re driving their cars.

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And younger and younger children. This generation is setting their children up for early lifelong health issues due to posture.

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