Consequences of Forward Head Posture
A recent study in the Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation (April 28th, 2020) showed how looking at your cell phone for only forty minutes caused damage to neck proprioception. There are three pathways into the brain that affect balance and control the postural muscle tone of your neck: your eyes, inner ears and the back of your brain.
In the video below, Dr. Burdorf describes a study of the effects of staring at a cell phone for 22 nearly perfectly healthy people ages 20-23. These people had no visual problems, and no history of trauma, concussions or arthritis. Listen how staring down at a cell phone affected their neck muscles.
For most of us, the use of cell phones is not going to end. Symptoms will come, whether it be from cell phone use, or something more obvious such as an accident and injury. Damage will happen. In Functional Neurology, doctors will find the pathways that work so that they can rehab the broken ones. Then, depending on what’s happening, he will provide a variety of therapies to rehabilitate from concussions, whiplash and repetitive stress. Your forward head posture or other symptoms may be lessened with the proper therapy.
If you have balance issues or some unresolved symptoms, schedule a consultation with Dr. Burdorf. See what types of therapies he could provide for you.
Dr. Burdorf is one of only seven Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologists in the State of Arizona. He deals with very complex neurological issues, and is a doctor patients to go after they have been dealing with their situations for many months or even years, and have been unable to find help elsewhere.