Patients often ask me, “How can I avoid neck pain?” And I tell them, “The fastest way to avoid neck pain is to stop looking in the mirror.” That usually goes over pretty well. But, on a more serious note, let’s take a moment to talk about neck pain. Consider just how much of our lives are spent in a forward head posture position. Reading, texting, and working on a computer have us stooped over with our heads bent forward. These and many other daily activities contribute to forward head posture (FHP) syndrome. Years of forward head posture activities cause our necks to straightened and lose its natural curvature. Why does that matter? Take two sticks, one is curved and one is straight. Place pressure on top of each stick and you will find that the curved one will bounce back under the pressure- while the straight one will snap in half. Maintaining the natural curvature of your neck is essential to properly distributing the ten-pound weight of your funny-looking head. Without an appropriate curve in your neck, the weight from your head adversely affects the joints of your neck, leading to pain and accelerated degeneration. Forward head posture syndrome is a common culprit of neck pain in society today. Chiropractic adjustments- through restoring proper neck movement- have been proven to restore the neck’s natural curve. Come in today to Everest Chiropractic to help us heal your neck, restore its curvature, and safe guard your neck from accelerated degeneration. Sorry, I can’t do anything about your face. You’re on your own for that one.