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How heavy your head is based on forward head posture

Forward Head Posture…Just How Heavy Is Your Head?

Your head is like a bowling ball – for an adult it usually weighs around 10-12 lbs. However, for every inch that your head sits forward, it increases the weight of the head by approximately 10 lbs. If your head sits forward 3 inches, the forces acting on your neck and upper back are significantly increased, as if the head weighed close to 42 lbs.

Safer Lifting Mechanics

Lifting is a functional task in our daily lives. Most of us have heard the phrase “lift with your legs, not with your back”. I have heard one too many of my patients say – “my back went out when I was lifting.” Sometimes it’s their form and sometimes it’s their neuromuscular imbalances that predispose …

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CHARM book club: ”Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery”

  A patient with chronic back pain recently lent me her copy of “Crooked,” which I devoured in a matter of weeks. Written by New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist Cathryn J. Ramin, “Crooked” details her personal journey with chronic back pain and uncovers the fascinating and sometimes dark corners of the $100 …

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Interview with Dr. David and Michele Harris, PT – cofounders of CHARM

David Harris, MD and Michele Harris, PT, CNP are interviewed by Rachelle Grossman on Real Time Roundup.  Learn more about the experienced regenerative medicine specialists at CHARM and the unique whole body approach they take to each individual’s healing process.  Michele also gives background on the Redcord Neurac Method and how it has integrated into …

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Sit Up Straight!

We’ve all heard our moms say “Sit up straight” when we were kids, right? So many people today work in sedentary jobs that require them to sit for most of the work day.  When sitting, whether at work or at home, good posture is important for spinal health.  One of the number one contributors to back …

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