With neck pain the first thing to consider is the fact that your head is basically a bowling ball, weighing about 10-12lbs. It has been cited that for every inch the head is held forward in poor posture, an additional 10 pounds of weight is felt on the cervical spine. That means if your head moves 2 inches forward it would triple the normal forces on your cervical spine by making it balance 30lbs.
Woah, let that sink in for a moment and think about putting a 25lb weight on your neck!
This article begins our series on neck pain. We highlighted a desk posture picture below from our blog below that shows you how to optimize your desk station posture. Click here to read full blog and find more helpful resources!
– NH Chiropractice is located at 1003 Legacy Ranch Rd. in Waxahachie. To make an appointment, call 972-543-3876 or click here.