How Head Posture Affects Neck and Shoulder Pain

Hey, I was recently digging through my YouTube channel.

I have 643 videos that people can watch but I have another 600 more videos that I haven’t released yet. I found an old video that was not yet published from 2010 where I talked about posture, neck pain and shoulder pain.

It is funny to look back at this old video but it also has some great information that might help you out.

~ Rick


I just finished reading a great article on how your head posture can increase the likelihood of getting neck pain and shoulder pain.

The article suggests that if you have a head forward posture, you will be activating or working your upper trapezius and lower trapezius muscles. Those muscles are overworking and therefore more likely to lead to neck pain.

head forward posture

The head forward posture turns off the serratus anterior, which is a major muscle in the scapula. These are stabilizing muscles which are very important for activating and strengthening when it comes to preventing shoulder injuries.

How Head Posture Affects Neck and Shoulder Pain

CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video.

The take home message from the articles: Having a neutral posture, with your head back, and head in good alignment with your shoulder and rest of your body leads to a decrease in the activation of your upper trapezius and lower trapezius, as well as greater activation in your serratus anterior or the very key muscle in order to prevent shoulder pain.

The take home message is that if you have head pain, look at how your head is alignedPosition your head with good alignment with your shoulder, back, and the rest of your body as it decreases neck pain and shoulder pain.

If you are looking for a resource that will help you end your neck and shoulder pain for good, then click here to check out the Neck Pain Solved program.

Talk to you soon!

Rick Kaselj, MS