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So how exactly does strengthening your core foundation (in other words improving your spinal structure), accelerate healing, increase performance and help you resist the wear and tear of aging? Take a look at the illustration above.  It shows a very common problem seen in patients. 


Notice that the women in the illustration (above right) carries her head forward or anterior to her shoulders.  There are many names for this; some people might simply call this poor posture, it is also known as forward head carriage, anterior head syndrome and many other names.  The truth of the matter is that it is a recognized medical condition called cervico-cranial syndrome by the American Medical Association. (Cervico = neck, cranial = head, thus the neck-head syndrome). Now you might ask yourself what's the big deal, it looks like poor posture, why make a federal case out of it? That is a good question.  Refer back to the illustration above. Did you know that your head weights as much as a bowling ball? It's true that the average head weighs 8-12 pounds or as much as a typical bowling ball.  So if those 8-12 pounds are not lined up over the spine, but instead carried forward, what holds them up?  If you guessed that muscles of the neck and shoulders, you are correct!  Now imagine for a minute that you had to carry a bowling ball around with you all day. Day in and day out.  Do you think your muscles would get sore, tight, stiff and knotted?  Well of course they will. Research shows that patients with cervico-cranial syndrome have more headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, mid-back pain, and even carpal tunnel syndrome, compared with people who have a normal core structure with their head lined up over their spine.


Take a look at the picture of the woman below left. She had headaches, neck and shoulder pains associated with her cervico-cranial syndrome. After we rehabilitated her core structure, she was pain free and stayed that way. 


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The human head weighs as much as a bowling ball. If the head is carried too far anterior to the spine, the muscles must support its weight. This causes knots or trigger points to form in the over-worked shoulder and neck muscles. Without adequate correction of this spinal deformity, long term relief of upper back, neck and shoulder pain is virtually impossible.

The cervico-cranial syndrome just doesn’t look bad, it causes breakdown of the discs and spine, a condition known as spinal decay. See the red circle

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