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Forward Head Posture
Is forward head posture normal in some people? I'm struggling to correct mine with excercises (age 24)
Could be a problem: If the head is jutting forward & there was a time when it didn't or didn't as much you should be checked for possible scoliosis or other structural problems of the cervical/thoracic junction of the spinal column. Also, there may some spasming going on with the neck muscles themselves which need to be addressed. If you'd like to chat look me up at: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
It depends: how bad the posture is...roper stretched and excercises will speed up the process ...Read more
Are forward head posture only developed over time? What are the best ways to correct forward head posture?
Forward posture: Several conditions including arthritic ones and osteoporosis can cause alterations in the posture, such as "forward Head posture." Knowing this is happening is half the battle, and cognitive and physical therapy can help you treat the insidious forward posture that occurs. Depending on the underlying cause for the issue, the treatment for the condition (osteoporosis for example) will also help. ...Read more
Head posture: Yes indeed. Strengthen neck muscles, practice walking perfectly straight, learn ballet posture, sit straight, concentrate on straight. A good exercise is standing straight against a wall, heels touching, rump touching, upper back touching, and back of head touching. Then push back of your head against the wall as an isometric. Hold it 20 sec. Repeat. Hold it 30 sec. Repeat. Hold it 40 sec. X4 ...Read more
Can forward head posture cause fibromyalgia. I can't fix this problem it's causing all sorts of awful symptoms and i don't know how to fix it.
Participatory: ? Fibromyalgic (FM) thinks head-forward position evokes FM. Swan neck (oft in FM) begets spasm posterior cervical muscles & painful tendonitis superior scapula spine & occiput & trapezium w. painful trigger points. Head weighs 10#; falling to center earth 32 ft/sec/sec; best stabilized over body center of gravity. Chronic widespread muscle spasms etiologic of FM. PT-yoga-massage cures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture. I got one 6 months ago and i'm starting to have back problems. I don't know if its the mattress.
Maybe: I am not aware of any medical studies showing that memory foam mattresses cause forward head posture or back pain. In fact, there are few studies showing a link between mattresses and back pain, although a 2003 study showed that a majority of patients did better on a medium firm mattress. ...Read more
Aligns passageways: The head forward / "sniffing" position help align the upper / middle / lower air passageways for optimal (/laminar) air flow with minimal effort. In majority of persons in non-diseased state, no significant difference is noticed, but in distressed person working to breathe, can help reduce work a little. ...Read more
Muscle Training: Correcting posture is simply a matter of retraining your muscles to do the right thing. First you need to have an ergonomic assessment of your work station & then make your station ergonimically correct. Posture correction can come with yoga, biofeedback, massage thpy, & stretching. Ultimately, though, retraining your posture is a mindfulness practice. ...Read more
What is the best sleeping position to fix forward head posture & rounded shoulders? Should i sleep on the floor? What are some stretches to fix this?
Kyphosis: Poor posture is possible, but underlying scheuermann's kyphosis is also an option. If you have a noticeable hump on your back, likely not postural. Kyphosis is an inherited disorder that results in pain that usually subsides after growth ceases. If persistent, occasionally surgical treatment is warranted. If this is more than a nag, i'd get some x-rays and have a spine specialist check. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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