- Post whiplash
- Post head injury
- Stomach sleeping
- Poor sitting/working postures
- Congenital spinal curvatures
- Degenerative cervical discs (a form of osteoarthritis that can either be the cause of or the result of a cervical kyphosis)
- Compression fracture of vertebral body
- Infection of the cervical spine
A healthy neck has a normal lordotic curvature (seen in picture 1) and an
abnormal curvature in the spine (seen in picture 2) is most commonly known as a ‘straight’ or forward curvature. This is abnormal and may cause the progression of many symptoms, untimely leading to premature cervical/lumbar disk degeneration. The pathology leading to a neck curve reversal may be inspired by a multitude of conditions.
Our recommended treatment plan includes:
Spinal manipulation of stiff and fixated spinal segments by a qualified physician
Flexibility exercises for flexion and extension of cervical and lumbar spine
Resistance exercises for flexors and extensors in the neck and legs
Eliminate stomach sleeping
Avoid standing on your head, although some yoga postures may be beneficial
Use of water therapy pillow while sleeping (water pillows sold at ChiroCure Clinic)
TREATMENT FOR INCORRECT CURVATURE AT CHIROCURE CLINIC EXPLAINED.
Establish and ergonomic friendly work environment while working on a computer / desk. The computer monitor should be at eyebrow level, an ergonomic chair should remain in a slightly forward tilted position to facilitate an upright posture. If you do not have such a chair, try a back support cushion with a built in forward tilt. Use of an ergonomic footrest to balance the forward tilt of an ergonomic chair. Elbows must be at your side during mousing, track pad or keyboard entry. DO NOT reach for these items.
For more info please ask Dr Tania Leski or phone the clinic on (03) 9013 5133.
Maintaining good posture throughout our lives is crucial to both the health of our spine and vital organs. When ChiroCure looks at a person from the back their spine should be truly straight, so that the left and right sides of the body are symmetrical. However, when we view a person from the side, the front and back of their body is different and this is reflected in a coinciding curvature of the spine.
Spinal disks are shock absorbers and because they are in the front of the spine, lordotic curvatures keep them from having to bear weight. Kyphosis or loss of such curvatures bears weight upon the disks, leading to their ultimate degeneration. This process of deterioration is a form of osteoarthritis and in the spine is known as degenerative spondylosis.
At ChiroCure your chiropractor will recognise a cervical curve reversal upon viewing your posture, taking a comprehensive history, a thorough examination, questions about sleep, work and lifestyle. A definitive diagnosis may be obtained via a standing lateral X-ray of the spine.