A human head weighs between 8 and 10 pounds on average. With correct posture, your head doesn’t feel like it weighs much at all because it is perfectly balanced and positioned. When Forward Head Posture begins to develop and your head begins to move forward away from its balanced position, the weight of your head begins to increase. In fact for every inch your head moves forward, the relative weight of the head doubles due to the effects of gravity.
Some of the common symptoms of forward head posture include:
- Chronic pain (neck, shoulders, upper, lower and middle back)
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
- Sore and tight chest and neck muscles
- Tingling and numbness in arms and hands
- Headaches and migraines
- Pinched nerves
- Loss of overall height
- Muscle spasms
- Poor sleep or insomnia
- Disc degeneration
Dr. Chait has been helping people in the Sarasota area with their health problems and postural issues for over 30 years. Call us at 941-371-1070 to schedule a complimentary posture analysis and consultation to see how texting is affecting your posture.