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Forward Head Posture

  • What is Forward Head Posture and How to Correct It?


    Ever notice that after a long day spent on the computer, your neck and shoulders hurt? Or that your neck muscles begin to ache when you spend too long craning your head down to text on your phone?

    Incorrect forward head posture can lead to chronic pain, numbness in the arms and hands, improper breathing and even pinched nerves. This is because for every inch your head extends forward, your neck has to support an additional 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of weight![1] Many people do not realize that they have poor neck posture from prolonged computer use, television viewing or incorrect sleeping positions which all affect how you hold your head. Stretch and strengthen your muscles with specific exercises to reduce tension and other symptoms of poor neck posture.

    Doctors have begun to notice a new phenomenon lately – and it’s all thanks to the fact that more people are using computers and smartphones on a daily basis.  People tend to crane their head forward, which puts significant pressure on the spine and its surrounding muscles.  This position is known as Forward Head Posture - which is a leading cause of chronic pain disorders. 

    Correcting Forward Head Posture Tips:

    • Set up your Computer Ergonomically. Raise your monitor so that the top third of your screen is at eye-level. Measure the distance from your monitor to your eyes to ensure it is 18 to 24 inches (45.7 to 61.0 cm) away from your face. You may need to prop your computer up on some books, use a taller or shorter desk, or adjust the height of your chair. Use a tape measure to determine how far your face is from your computer screen, and adjust where you place your chair accordingly. [9]
    • Use a Standing Desk at Work:  A standing desk is one of the best ways to correct forward head posture, as it teaches you to hold your head upright.  What’s more, a standing desk prevents slumping, as you’re standing up straight.
    • Hold Your Phone in Front of Your Face: When texting on your smartphone, hold the phone up so that it’s in front of your face. This position prevents your head from craning forward, which can stress and fatigue the surrounding neck muscles.
    • Stretch every 30 minutes that you’re in front of a desk, computer, or TV. If you work at a desk or work in front of a computer, get up and move around frequently to decrease the pressure on your neck and back. A brief pause to walk around every half hour can be beneficial. Try to take 30 seconds or a minute to do neck stretches every 2 hours. The same goes for sitting on the couch and watching television.[11   Gentle exercises can help relieve any pressure built up in the muscle, which can minimize the aches and pains associated with forward head posture.

    Addressing forward head posture often involves mindfulness of your posture, as well as how you’re holding your head.  Pay attention to your posture for the next day, and see how often you crane your head forward.

    Correct Forward Head Posture With Posture Pump®: One of the best ways to treat the pain associated with forward head posture is Posture Pump® Disc Hydrators.  Posture Pump® is a doctor-trusted brand that creates products designed to naturally relieves neck and upper back pain.

    For more information about correcting forward head posture with these pain-relieving products:  Neck Products

    Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® (Model 1400-D): For Relief of Painful Neck AND Upper Back Stiffness. 

    Dual Disc Hydrator®: Our most comfortable neck model (works neck and upper back). Upgraded from the Model 1100-S to decompress in two areas with even more comfortable corrective deep relief! Two uniquely angled EED® air cells* decompress and shape the neck and upper back (hump region)to relieve compressive forward upper body posture. New Comfort Visor™ gently molds to the shape of the forehead (no chin or jaw contact). Does not hyper-extend the neck. Operating at moderate pressure levels, the “Dual” provides extremely comfortable disc decompression & hydration while decompressing and shaping the proper neck curve.

    • Relieves Painful Neck and Upper Back Stiffness, Headaches and Fatigue
    • Decompresses & Shapes the Proper Neck Curve
    • Decompresses & Hydrates Compressed Discs
    • Decreases Disc Bulging
    • Reduces and Corrects Forward Head, Neck and Upper Back (Hump) Posture
    • Applies Reversing Pressure to Upper Back Humps
    • Improves Flexibility and Ranges of Motion
    • Lightweight, Easy to Operate & Travel With
    • Made in the USA & Built to Last
    • Employs Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) via Posture Pump®








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  • The Connection between your Jaw and Your Neck – TMJ Neck Pain

    Neck Pain is a very usual consequence of TMJ Pain and is closely related to the neck both anatomically and functionally. The jawbone (mandible) is connected to the skull by the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).

    Just behind your jaw are the upper neck facet joints.  So, when your neck moves so does your jaw - and when your jaw moves so does your neck! The muscles that move your jaw are attached via fascial tissue to each other, and to the muscles that move your neck.

    Sometimes people have dental work prescribed to treat their jaw when in fact the root of the problem is in their neck. In these situations, the jaw pain returns after time as the cause of the pain is still there. That is - until we resolve the underlying issue: Neck Pain.

    Another common cause of TMJ is Forward Head Posture (FHP), in which a person typically sits or stands with their head jutted forward.  Posture is another huge influence on the head and neck. Certain postural changes and imbalances can have adverse effects.  One factor that has become all too common is the fact that most people’s jobs today require hours upon hours of computer work.  Over time, this causes the cervical muscles to contract, which leads to chronic achiness and eventual pain. This unnatural curve in the spine, puts extra pressure on the neck and jaw muscles.

    Study: Initial Investigation of the Relation between Extended Computer Use and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders:

    Symptoms can include not just neck pain, but stiffness, numbness in the neck, inability to turn the head left or right, joint sounds during neck movement or arthritis in the neck.  While many TMJ cases can be treated via over-the-counter pain medications and surgery, there’s a surprising new non-surgical easy to use, at home product that can help alleviate your jaw aches and pains. Treat Your TMJ with Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® Model 1400-D.

    Posture Pump® products have been recommended and trusted by health care professionals for over 20 years. Posture Pump® shapes, decompresses and hydrates the discs and joints in the cervical and lumbar spine, which is vital to maintaining good posture and to alleviate the symptoms caused by neck aches and back conditions and provides relief for the root cause of neck pain and stiffness! 

    Try Posture Pump® and Get Relief from TMJ Related Neck and Back Pain Now!

    Please consult your healthcare professional before beginning any treatment.

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