|Your head is similar to a bowling ball balanced on a stack of dimes. It stays attached to the rest of you thanks
to guy wires (muscles).|
When your head is upright, it weighs 12 pounds (it could be more). Your lower cervical spine experiences compressive forces
of a matching 12 pounds. Nice and equal. But for every inch your headís center of gravity shifts forward, the compressive
forces on your cervical spine increase by another 12 pounds.
|(Picture compliments of Bob King)
You can see how destructive a forward head posture can be if held for very long.
Mother was right: Sit up straight. Stand up straight. Donít slouch.