You may not be aware of your posture getting worse, but everyone else is.
Look in the mirror, does your head jut forward, have you grown an unattractive ‘hump’ like a turtle shell at the base of your neck? It’s time to sort that out. Left untreated, Hump Back will lead to irreversible arthritis and a permanent ‘hump’.
“The Hump” is the direct result of sitting with your head forward of centre. Far too many people (children included) pass their time glued to phones; tablets and laptops with their necks jutted forward. Research has shown that for every inch that your head sits forward from your centre of gravity proper, your neck bears an extra 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) of stress.
Signs that indicate you need an assessment:
- Forward head position
- A hump or turtle back
- Rounded shoulders and arm pains
- Enlarged shoulder muscles
- Poor neck mobility
- Trouble sleeping
- Increased body aches and pains
- Nausea, Dizziness, Vertigo
- You’ve tried everywhere else
How we can help
If you know you have bad posture and tried other therapies and been disappointed, don’t despair- make an appointment and discover how much Vitality Chiropractic can. Postural corrections actually require that the spine is adjusted in a very specific manner using a specific technique which we at Vitality Chiropractic have mastered. Discover the difference.
How to avoid “The Hump”
Try these 7 helpful tips:
- Always lift tall from your collarbones when you sit and stand
- Squeeze your shoulders together 10 times in the day
- Exercise and move
- Pay more attention to your neck position at work
- Get a roller
- Strengthen your core
- Get adjusted and massaged
- Stretch every day (get our stretches)
Best Stretches for “The Hump”
Make a start with these two specific stretches and download your copy of our best back stretches
Rest on all fours and gently arch your back to look up to the sky and open your chest.
Interlace your fingers behind your back, pull your shoulders back and allow your chest to come forward bringing your shoulder blades together.