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head forward posture

Started by tgratehouse on 06/01/2010 8:46am

Just over a year ago I had a tumor removed from my spinal cord at C7. The incision was from C4 - T2 with removal and replacement of vertebrae C5 - T1. I am left with extreme head forward posture that makes for a lot of upper back, neck, throat, chest pain. I have been to therapy both myofascial release and trigger point therapies. I have been exercising at the gym to strengthen upper back muscles. I do chin tucks and wall exercises every day.

I am not seeing any relief. I do not know where to go next. I really don't want another surgery, this one was excruciating enough. I am left with neurological disorders - numb on left side of body from chest down but can walk and am fully functional.

I just need a lead on a treatment that might fix my head forward posture.

any ideas would be appreciated. I have photos if anyone need see them.



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Hi tgratehouse, I understand your concern with forward head syndrome as its one I have myself. I have been seeing a chiropractor for an extensive program (15 months) I have been in called The Pettibon system which is a full spine reguvenation program. Its the only therapy that has helped with my "turtle-head condition. I wish u the best cuz I know this can be a painful syndrome that isn't good for the spine alignment!!