Let me imagine a few scenes first to see if you match one of them: take out the phone to check the Facebook when waiting for bus or subway, or sitting at the office for a whole day to finish the project before the due date, or do you often feel sore neck and neck, numb hands, or even dizzy, poor breathing? It’s for sure you are getting or have already gotten kyphosis ( hunchback). Today we are continuing this topic and discuss the ways to reverse hunchback.
Since human beings have been walking upright, most of the work has been done by hands. In other words, most of what humans do is in front of themselves, and it is almost inevitable to forward the probe back. All people have problems with probes, round shoulders, and hunchbacks, just the levels of severity are different. The office workers, students and other people sitting every day are the absolute hardest-hit areas.
However, you don’t know that these inconspicuous bad postures are your health killers.
Because the muscles of the human body are very smart, when we maintain a posture with a hunchback and a shrug for a long time, the pectoralis, upper trapezius, and levator scapula will become nervous and tight.
At the same time, the deep neck flexors and the lower trapezius and serratus anterior become weak.
In another post “the disadvantages of getting hunchback“, I mentioned that hunchback would impair heart & lung functions, it may also cause neck, shoulder, back & sternal pain. Now, let us look closer
According to a study, the pressure on the cervical vertebra is about 60 pounds when the head is lowered to 60 degrees. Slightly lower 15 degrees? Actually, bear the weight of a 6 kg dumbbell. Long-term stress on the cervical vertebra causes cervical discomfort. In severe cases, compression of the neck nerve can cause headache and paralysis of the arm. The curvature of the neck will also decrease, the neck will become stiff. In severe cases, the blood supply to the brain will be poor, dizziness and swelling, and lower brain function.
Basically, the incorrect bow shape is only a stalking posture. However, the long rounded shoulders will cause:
Over time, your brain, cervical vertebrae, shoulders, arms, lungs, stomach, and heart will decline, and it is tantamount to chronic suicide!
As we said earlier, the reason for the formation of the rounded shoulders is that the chest muscles and the upper trapezius muscles are too tight, while the lower trapezius and deep cervical flexors are too weak, and the imbalance of muscle strength on both sides leads to posture deformation.
If the muscle strength of these two lines is similar, it can maintain a normal and straight upper body posture. However, if the muscle strength is not equal, the tight muscles will cause the shoulders and the neck to lean forward and cause the hunchback.
So, to reverse the hunchback, we have to loosen excessively tight muscles as well as strengthen weak muscles.
It’s a little hard to describe how to reverse hunchback in words, let me just post a video clip, it will be easier.