Is Your Head on Straight?

Gravity, poor posture, the weight of the head or past injury like a car accident can cause something called the “Forward Head” syndrome. This is where your chin is out in front of your shoulders and chest, causing stress to your spinal cord and brain stem, which is often common among headache sufferers.

When your head is jutting abnormally forward, it can add significant pressure to your cervical spine. Besides fatigue, it can produce other health-robbing effects:

• Impaired lung capacity
• Loss of proper bowel movement
• Reduced vitality
• Chronic pain

So, how can you feel better? It’s crucial that your head sit back, centered above your shoulders for optimal spinal health. Many of our patients observe improved energy and better sleep when their head is “on straight.”