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I Can’t Stress the Importance of Good Neck Posture Enough!

Posted Feb 05 2010 12:00am
Good posture in the neck means that our neck bones inside of us are in good alignment; and that means the nerves are free from any unwanted pressure. All of this equals a body functioning at its best and without health problems like neck pain, headaches, or something worse.Nerves in the Cervical Spine c1-c7
Here is a list of the cervical nerves and what they control:
  • C1- Blood supply to the head, brain functions, inner ear.
  • C2- Eyes, sinuses, tongue
  • C3- Outer ear, facial bones, base of the skull
  • C4- Neck muscles, mouth, nose
  • C5- Neck muscles, vocal cords, neck glands
  • C6- Neck muscles, shoulders, elbows, arms
  • C7- Shoulders, wrists, hands, arms

So just from this very short, abbreviated list you get an idea of the problems that may arise from pressure on these specific cervical nerves. Keep in mind that this is only the first seven nerves; there is a C8 nerve that exits below the 7th neck vertebrae, as well as thoracic and lumbar nerve roots. Due to the power of this nervous system we have it is vital to keep our spine healthy, and the biggest part of that is to keep it in alignment (good neck posture).

: Little Collins St Chiropractic



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February 05, 2010

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