Our neck muscles not only work to move our head and neck, they also continually contract just to keep us upright. Their efficiency is very common postural distortions is ‘forward carriage’ of the head. This is seen commonly in people that spend long periods on the computer, watching television, or playing video games. It is also common among those who have a slouched posture.
When the head is positioned correctly the hole of the ear and the point of the shoulder form a vertical line. A forward shift of the head by just 2-3cm will double the work required by the muscles just to hold the head up! This increases the risk of neck and shoulder pain, headaches and, potentially, other health problems.
Chiropractic adjustments, watching your posture and exercise to strengthen neck extensor muscles can help.
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