The sedentary lifestyle has drastically impacted our posture. Many lean forward protruding their neck out to read their computer screen or cellphone, with many experts dubbing an abnormal forward head posture as ‘text neck.’
Head-forward posture is the abnormal forward position of the head past the neck and shoulders. It happens gradually over time. And can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back.
What can happen if you don’t fix your forward-head posture?
Head-forward posture can easily be fixed through exercises to help correct the posture and relieve muscle tightness. If it goes unresolved, the vertebrae become more and more stressed. For every inch the neck protrudes forward, an additional 10 pounds of stress is placed on the neck.
The muscles of the upper back become tight. It can eventually cause early degenerative disc disease and arthritis.
How can you fix your head-forward posture?
Consulting with a registered massage therapist can help you get back on track. A massage can further help relax and release the tight muscles of the upper back, shoulders, and neck.
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