Neck pain is a very common problem in our country. Working at a desk for 8-10 hours per day straining our heads forward to look at an ill positioned screen, looking down at our cell phones 200 times per day, and slouching will cause an increase pressure on our necks and upper backs.
Humans have a head that weighs approximately 10lbs as the ear is positioned over the shoulder. Every inch the head moves forward it increases the weight another 10 lbs. Many people are walking around with the equivalent of a 30-40 pound head. This will have a deleterious effect on our necks, upper backs and our entire spine.
The human body is designed to be in a certain position to work optimally. Ear hole over the shoulder, shoulder over the hips, hips over the feet. When we go outside of this optimal position we can expect many negative results like neck pain and strain, loss of range of motion concerning our extremities, loss of optimal spinal curves and ill health.
The American Medical Association has research that shows carrying a forward head posture can and will cause early death due to the pull down on the spinal cord that attaches to the brain stem and the brain itself. The good news is neck and back pain and are very treatable. With a combined approach of a tailored treatment plan you can definitely find relief.