What Causes Forward Head Posture?

We discussed the symptoms of Forward Head Posture (FHP) in our previous blog.  When there is increased pressure on the shoulders and neck from forward head posture, it may result in the straining of your neck muscles along with decreased blood circulation, pain and fatigue.

Some of the causes of Forward Head Posture (FHP) include:

  • Weakness in the neck muscles
  • Injuries, such as neck sprains, strains and whiplash
  • Poor or bad sleeping position.
  • Gardening
  • Carrying heavy backpacks and purses
  • Improper ergonomics when texting, reading, watching television and driving
  • One sided sports such as golf and bowling.
  • Common professions that you will see FHP are massage therapists, hair stylists, nurses and cna’s and computer developers and writers.
 It is important to correct the forward head posture as soon as possible! If this problem is ignored,  it may cause serious health problems like osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease. Not only can Dr. Chait properly treat forward head posture through safe chiropractic care, he can also provide guidance on how to prevent it. Call Chait Chiropractic Center at 941-371-1070 to schedule a complimentary posture analysis and consultation.  Dr. Chait will work with you on developing an individual plan for your spinal health!

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