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What is Forward Head Posture and why is it Bad?

Woman with Cell PhoneDue to the rising popularity of media devices such as smartphones, iPads, and computers, frequent users often exhibit incorrect posture. Forward head posture is a poor habitual neck posture.

Why is Forward Head Posture Bad?

The muscles in your neck get overused and become very tight. Due to the increased compressive forces through the neck joints and increased muscle tension, pain is the common outcome. Some of the types of problems associated with forward head posture are:

  • Headaches
  • Neck discomfort
  • Muscle tension in the neck and shoulders
  • Discomfort in the upper and mid back
  • Chest pain
  • Pain, pins & needles and numbness in the arms and hands

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should get checked by one of our Castro Valley Chiropractors.  We are always here for you and are happy to help.

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