You go to the office, do household work, or even follow a fitness regime, one thing is constant strain- your neck. Be it hunching or a bad head posture, the neck can be affected and lead to discomfort along with its appearance. But wait, it’s not a joke but a long-term health issue (that should not be ignored).
But we do have good news – it can be cured! Yes, you heard it right- now you can reverse the neck hump but just a few lifestyle changes (or rather gym practices).
Understand The Head Anatomy
Do you know what a forward head posture is? And how is it affected and why? This posture majorly affects the neck and leads to the neck hump (which looks worse and gets worse if not treated timely). You put your head forward and it will lead to a bad alignment which is usually said to affect the spine along with the neck.
This is only the misalignment that will put further stress and pressure on the muscles (and will cause more pain) and later lead to a tight feeling. This tight feeling along with the weakness (and you’ll see an obvious bump on the neck base). Now that we know the basic anatomy, how this all works, and how fragile our neck and spine are there’s good news!
We will now explore some of the tips on how to reverse and cure the neck hump.
Tips To Reverse The Pain
🖍 You have to understand that posture is everything- be it a casual one or a formal one, putting too much strain on the neck and not bothering about the spine can lead to immense pain. You’ve to be conscious about yourself and it should be taken care of throughout the day (even if you’re sitting at a desk or you’re standing in a line). Your head should be aligned (always make sure to look above and sit straight in between the intervals).
🖍 Work Spaces also matter and you’ve to make sure that the area is ergonomically friendly. This is especially true if you’ve long hours of working and cannot handle the excessive pressure. The chair shouldn’t be just any but one that supports the spine’s natural curve and is comfortable. This should also be at your eye level, so just make sure to choose accordingly (and also take breaks!).
🖍 You’ve to make your shoulder and neck strong with the help of some of the targeted workout plans- this is called simple workout exercises. You can get workout plans like neck rotations, tilts and other workout stuff like shoulder blade squeezes. This all practice will work on the flexibility and the strongness in the muscle group (and make sure your gym guy teaches you the same).
🖍 You should also know about the concept of chin tucks and how they can help you improve in the head posture (this is a forward workout plan). Just tuck (or rather adjust) your chin to the chest and you’ll be done with the exercise. Hold the same for a few seconds and it will improve the posture like a pro.
🖍 The best approach is also to try some of the gym stuff like yoga and Pilates (although not related to weight lifting but is one of those groups!). These can reverse the pain and also target those muscle groups that need to be most worked on. You can also try some of the stretches that will help the body to be as good as before.
🖍 Your good night will only be a good one if you take sleeping matters into consideration. You cannot rely on just any pillow and mattress, and for matters like neck issues, use a proper neck pillow even if you are lying ‘just to rest’.
🖍 You have to make sure everything you do is toxin-free (and this is when the water bottle comes to save!). The water is a savior and hence make sure to drink plenty of water- you do not want to compromise on health and hence make sure to get those 8 glasses a day!
These issues related to the neck can be easily cured (if not they can be adjusted). Just make sure you are not too late to perform these things and practice the lifestyle changes like a pro. These changes will help your neck get relaxed and say goodbye to the discomfort and annoyance faced by people.