Forward Head Posture

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An issue in the youth of today is poor forward head posture. There are several causes for this such as, social media and reading. Reading has such an effect on it that it is sometimes called reader’s or scholar’s neck. This disorder can have many negative effects such as lower neck and upper back pain. This symptoms tend to worsen when stress is present, thus stiffening these areas. The best way to get treatment for this is to see a physical therapist. The most direct way to treat it include stretches and exercises that can be done in the comfort of your own home.

Key Takeaways:

  • Forward Head Posture is a common problem that leads to upper back pain.
  • Forward Head positioning symptoms are treatable and the condition itself is reversible
  • It is important to not sit at a computer or use a handheld device for long periods of time

“Typical symptoms of forward head positioning include general lower neck and upper back pain.”

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