Rounded Posture and Neck Hump

Published on Monday, 31 October 2022 at 12:00:00 PM

“The rounding of the upper spine and the forward protraction of the head and neck through poor posture, which creates the typical neck hump, places between 2-4 times more pressure through the delicate spinal joints and muscles than seen in healthy postural loading.”

If left untreated, patients with rounded posture and a neck hump typically end up suffering from neck and mid-back pain, headache, jaw pain and chronic stiffness in the neck and shoulder muscles. In addition, spinal joints can suffer accelerated degeneration and typically, the degree of the postural rounding and hump size increase over time, causing worsening self-consciousness and additional pain.

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