This got me thinking of a problem I see in over 50% of patients that come to my office: Forward head posture. This position (see picture) puts the neck in an extended position, which puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the nerves that go to the muscles in the back of neck, right under the skull.
The authors of the current study concluded that “various clinical manifestations may be linked to this anatomical relationship.” This is where chiropractic comes in and the stress put on these upper neck structures from forward head posture becomes an important thing to evaluate.
If you are suffering from headaches of any kind, take a look at how far your head is in front of your shoulders (they should line up ear over top of shoulder.) Posture correction exercises and chiropractic treatment has had great success correcting this problem and when corrected, can lead to less pressure on the upper neck and you can begin to experience a significant reduction in the frequency and intensity of headaches.