Head position and neck health | Chiropractor | Kennewick, WA

Head position and neck health | Chiropractor | Kennewick, WA


Hey everybody, this is Dr. Kyle with Columbia River bringing you your next tip for Tuesday So hopefully you saw the video that we posted at the end of last week where we titled it check connect we’ve talked about this concept very Often over the course of time with anterior head carriage and all the complications that come as a result of it So that was kind of the point of the video that we were trying to get across again. Just a very simple concept But can could have huge ramifications as far as your health is concerned So what I wanted to show you today on this chart is just kind of a further demonstration Of why this anterior carriage is so important because just like you can see on this little diagram. We have two major muscles That kind of kick in with this anterior head carriage called our SCM our sternocleidomastoid Muscle and then our trap muscle our upper traps These are what most people would say when they feel really tight chronically tight in their neck They get overworked because these muscles are actually designed More to move our head in space or move our shoulder blades in space. They’re not designed to be postural muscles But the simple fact of when we change our head position relative to our body meaning this forward head carriage These muscles have to become Postural muscles instead and so what will typically happen is they’ll fatigue they’ll get trigger points or knots in there That’s kind of your body’s way of saying hey I don’t like the position, but then I’m being put in And what do most of us do we tend to end up having pain headaches all sorts of symptoms that kind of result As this goes on and so what I’m trying to point out for you guys today with this little stick Just a very simple concept that this is kind of going back to high school physics here We can take a stick so our spine and put it in a rec position and when I hold it in this position is really easy for me to maintain that’s like a probably hold it here for I Hope an hour or so, but if I were to just change the general position of the stick relative to me So I’m changing the center of gravity is a totally different. Ballgame. This is way heavier It’s way more straining on the rest of my arm And it just feels much different than if I were to have it stacked nicely like this So again, this is kind of a very simple example for you to understand it. But picture this as your spine Especially when you’re relating it to this diagram over here and kind of understanding this concept of keeping your head Lined up over your shoulders. Then again. This for me is a video and a concept that I cover very regularly with patients So it’s actually something we’ll probably post up again just to keep the ball rollin and keep keep people aware of the concept but hopefully this starts a conversation and if you have any questions Or further concerns that you think might be related to any other things we talked about today Please don’t hesitate to get a hold of us again. I’m, dr. Kyle lemaitre of a chiropractic. Thanks for watching

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