Neck Humps / Hunched Forward Posture

Neck humps, also known as a dowager’s hump or buffalo hump, is a visible curvature or protrusion at the base of the neck, often caused by poor posture, spinal misalignments, or muscle imbalances. This condition can not only affect your appearance but also lead to discomfort, restricted mobility, and potential complications in the spine.

Treatment for Neck Humps in Newmarket

At our Newmarket chiropractic clinic, we specialize in addressing neck humps, hunched, and forward head posture. Our experienced chiropractors utilize gentle adjustments and targeted therapies to realign the spine, alleviate muscle tension, and improve posture. By restoring proper spinal alignment and function, chiropractic care can help reduce the prominence of the neck hump. Chiropractic care can also alleviate associated pain, discomfort, and improve overall neck mobility.

Causes of a Neck Hump

  1. Poor Posture: Chronic poor posture, especially when bending forward frequently (e.g., looking at a computer or phone), can lead to the development of a neck hump.
  2. Osteoporosis: This condition causes bones to become weak and brittle, leading to vertebral fractures and the characteristic curvature of the upper spine.
  3. Kyphosis: This is an excessive curvature of the spine, leading to a rounded back and the appearance of a hump.
  4. Cushing’s Syndrome: A condition caused by prolonged exposure to high levels of cortisol, often from medications or adrenal gland disorders, leading to fat accumulation on the back of the neck.
  5. Obesity: Excess body fat can accumulate in the upper back and neck area, causing a noticeable hump.
  6. Spinal Conditions: Degenerative disc disease, vertebral fractures, or other spinal issues can lead to a hump formation.
  7. Genetics: Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to developing a neck hump due to inherited spinal structure or posture tendencies.
  8. Muscular Imbalance: Weakness or imbalance in the muscles supporting the spine can contribute to poor posture and hump formation.
  9. Lipoma: A benign tumor made up of fat tissue can sometimes form in the neck area, causing a lump or hump.
  10. Hormonal Changes: Hormonal changes, particularly during menopause, can affect fat distribution and bone density, potentially leading to a neck hump.

Can It Be Corrected?

The way you sleep can dramatically help or make your neck hump worse. Check out this video below.

If you want the quickest and most effective correction of your posture or neck hump, get individualized care at our Newmarket Chiropractic clinic today. We have years of experience helping people improve their posture.

Additionally, we provide personalized treatment plans that may include rehabilitative exercises and lifestyle recommendations to support long-term neck health. If you’re seeking relief from hunched posture and its related postural problems, we can help. Schedule a visit with us today. Discover how chiropractic care can help you achieve optimal neck health and function.

Chiropractic on Eagle

4.9 (391)
407 Eagle St, Newmarket, ON L3Y 1K5
Thursday 7:30 – 10:45 AM
2:30 – 5:30 PM
Monday 7:30 – 10:45 AM
2:30 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 – 10:45 AM
2:30 – 5:30 PM
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