I recently attended a seminar where I heard that many chiropractors are very alarmed that âcomputer postureâ and studentsâ wearing heavy backpacks to and from school has made what is called âForward Head Posture Syndromeâ into an international epidemic and that a lot of headache and neck pain are a direct result of F.H.P.
Does your experience support this? Do you see a lot of F.H.P.? What do you find as the best treatment? Do you think F.H.P. is increasing and prevalent with younger people?
I'm a physio and there is certainly some truth in what you have posted.
We see more and more spinal problems that are linked with poor posture.
When I trained it was rare to see a child/ teenager with back pain, but it is not at all unusual now
The best advice is to follow good spinal care - think about your posture, make sure your desk and PC is set up well, take frequent breaks.
Children should lug as little around with them as possible and carry what they do have to in a backpack worn over both shoulders - however "uncool" that is
I'm a yoga therapist, and we see a lot of collapsed, slumping posture in people. Particularly over 50, it's epidemic. Forward head posture, a.k.a. hyperkyphosis causes a lot of problems, including neck stiffness, back and shoulder pain, headaches, and more.
In its advanced stages, forward head posture, a.k.a. hyperkyphosis becomes a serious health issue, putting people at risk for many of the same issues as osteoporosis as they get older. Research is only beginning to highlight this issue, so it's not widely discussed yet.