Posture & body mechanics
Posture influences many body functions. "spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure,pulse and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture". As the head moves forward all measures of health status are significantly reduced.
The weight of skull increases spinal pressure when conducting certain head movement's
Rene Cailliet, director of the department of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation, University of southern California, concluded that foward head posture can add up to thirty pounds of abnormal leverage on the spine, reduce lung capcity by as much as 30% which can lead to heart and blood vascular disease.
He determined a relationship between forward head posture and digestive system as well as endorphin production affecting pain and the experience of pain.
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