Why is Posture Health Important?
January 13, 2021
By Chiro One Wellness Centers
Kyphosis (also known as neck hump, dowager’s hump, and buffalo hump) is an exaggerated, forward rounding of the back that causes a hump like appearance in the upper back. Fatty tissue develops around the spine to protect it from too much pressure. This condition can happen at any age to anyone, sometimes without any serious medical issues. Doctors say that a leading cause of this is bad posture. Luckily, there are several simple and effective stretches that you can do right now to help reverse the hump in your back if you routinely do.
It is critical that before you begin any of the following stretches to stand up straight, shoulders upright, and chin tucked. This is to prevent tension in the neck. Check out the Why is Posture health Important? blog to learn more.
The purpose of these stretches is to lengthen out the whole thoracic spine.
People with forward head posture will likely have issues with rounded shoulders, which results in tight pectorals. This stretch helps your tight chest and shoulder muscles, improving your posture and pressure relief on the cervical spine.
While these stretches can effectively reduce the hump in your neck, consider pairing the stretches with chiropractic care. They would work directly with you on eliminating the neck hump, and other pain that you may be experiencing, through a personalized treatment plan. In addition, chiropractors would educate you on how to maintain a healthier you, so you can live your best life.