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A New Fort Myers Beach Resident Calls Coast Chiropractic Centers To Explain Having Bad Posture and Chronic Neck Pain And Asks Dr. Tim Harcourt "Can You Help"?

Nov 11, 2021 -- Posted by : Dr.Harcourt

While most of us have a look in the mirror at least once a day, few of us look at our appearance from a different angle, such as from the side. But, the view from the side can be quite revealing if you suffer from chronic neck pain.

First, note the position of your head in relation to your shoulders. Is it right above the shoulders or does it lean forward from your chest? If it does, this is called forward head posture and it can result from a problem in your neck. Dysfunction lower in your spine can also cause this problem. It’s not uncommon to gain weight in the abdominal region as you age. When this happens, the body must counter-balance the weight gain by causing the lumbar spine to “sway back.”

While this “sway back” problem can create pain in the lumbar spine, it can also have far-reaching effects on the neck’s posture. Usually, someone with a protruding stomach and sway back will have somewhat rounded shoulders and a forward head posture. If treatment is only directed at the neck without considering how other areas may affect the stability of the neck, then the results may be less than optimum.

Doctors of chiropractic are trained to look at the whole patient, and not just his or her primary complaint. They know that dysfunction in more distant areas can cause neck pain by referral or they can impede complete recovery because the body is compensating for abnormal posture or movement elsewhere.

X-rays of the full spine can show this abnormal posture as can a detailed postural analysis.

So, do you like what you see when you view your posture from the side? If your posture leaves something to be desired, or you’re wondering whether your neck problem could be improved by addressing poor posture in another part of your spine, then it is important to be thoroughly checked.

So, if you are experiencing headaches or neck pain and type in pain management near me, you may find Coast Chiropractic Centers with Dr. Timothy Harcourt, me, comes up. 

You may wonder, “Do I need an MRI scan of my brain or neck.” Also, if you feel arm pain it may indicate things are getting worse and may indicate a bulge on the disc or worse yet a herniated disc in your neck.  Some people have a feeling of their “head aching.”

What type of headache is it to include tension headaches, cluster headaches, migraine headaches, sinus headaches, or toxic headaches? 

Regardless of the type, it can leave you feeling exhausted fatigued, nauseous, and even depressed. Some get severe pain behind the eyes.  Persistent or worsening pain intensity and/or frequency necessitates a visit to see a professional. 

Call me, Dr. Tim Harcourt, at (239) 278-3344 and mention this article for an awesome discounted first visit to include history, exam, and adjustment or Class IV high-intensity laser treatment.

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