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How is your curve?

Have you had your neck checked by a chiropractor? A side view x-ray of the neck will show you the condition of your curve. Maybe you have already had one and have been told by the doctor that you have lost your normal curve or have forward head posture. If so, then read on to learn more about how important it is to correct this curve.

What is Straightening of the Normal Cervical Lordosis a Big Problem?

When you lose the normal neck curve, the weight of the head is no longer balanced by the opposing curve (kyphosis) in the upper back. This causes muscle power to be needed to keep the head upright. For example, in the picture to the right, the head is being held up by the muscles at the back of the neck, leading to overload where those muscles attach to the skull, causing headache pain. This also causes more weight to be transferred to the discs between the vertebrae, which can lead to more wear-and-tear disc degeneration. 

How Does Straightening of the Normal Cervical Lordosis Happen?