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How forward head posture leads to pain and sleeping and breathing problems

Posted Feb 10 2011 6:23pm

Forward Head. It is easy to spot and you probably know several people who have it. (hopefully you’re not one of them)

It’s been an issue for years (evidenced in books like “Body Mechanics in Health and Disease” originally published in 1922) and seeing normal head position today is becoming more and more uncommon. From classrooms to red carpets, retirement homes to professional athletic fields, forward head postures are the norm.

Drew Barrymore even has a forward head

Today's youth have the worst posture of any generation.

Lebron James might be one of the greatest of all time, but not his posture.

Hollywood and modeling have made bad posture fashionable.

This has nothing to do with age.

Forward head posture can cause many problems like headaches, neck pain , shoulder / upperback pain , breathing issues, difficultly sleeping,   TMJ and even depression . You have to remember that the head is balanced on top of everything below it, so forward head position is caused by things like kyphosis, hinged shoulders , forward hip posture and pelvic tilt imbalances . These imbalances not only cause pain and limitation but kyphosis has now been linked to an  increased rate of death due to atherosclerosis !

To learn more check out this wonderful and detailed article by Deb Preachuk:


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