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Poor Neck Posture: Why can it be so dangerous for our health?

January 23rd 2017

Poor neck posture leads to a forward head position which is one of the most common causes of neck pain, back pain and headaches. This can be a result of injuries like sprains and strains of the neck leading to weak neck muscles, problems with sleeping along with improper breathing habits.

For every inch that the head moves forward in posture, it increases the weight of the head on the neck by 10 pounds, imagine having that pressure on the neck every day!

Effects Of Poor Neck Posture

Posture is crucial part of normal balance and health. Many postural factors are involved in causing spasms of the neck, shoulders and back muscles, reducing healthy biomechanical function, and weakening soft tissues. These consist of forward head posture, largely due to popular use of phones, sitting at a computer or desk for extended periods, using chairs and desks that are not appropriate for the body type, a non-supportive mattress sustaining poor posture throughout sleep, as well as deconditioning from lack of reasonable activity or exercise.

Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by poor posture.

Correction of poor neck posture is key to stopping and reversing the decay and degeneration that neck structures undergo and problems that can result including neck pain symptoms, headaches, and back pain. When the spinal tissues are subject to significant pressure for long periods of time, they deform and undergo a remodeling in which these changes can become permanent. This is why it takes time and a concerted effort using multiple techniques to correct the poor neck posture condition.

Correction Of Poor Neck Posture

At Care for Health we can analysis your posture using the most advanced techniques. These include a designated posture screen which assesses every aspect of your posture, we combine that with a specific physical examination taking into account all aspects of your health. The next step is to analysis all the examination results as a team and produce the plan of action that focuses on correction. We utilise chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy like massage as well as rehabilitation techniques. This is often combined with specialist neck curve restoration devices which are used daily. We analysis your progress every step of the way and report all the progress back to you!

We perform very specific computer analysed posture testing at Care for Health.

When concerned about posture or suffering from headaches, neck pain or back pain call us now for a detailed examination and for a solution! – 01483 425544