What is a “normal” neck curve, and why is it important?

The stability of the head and spine is totally dependent on the normal curve of the neck. If this curve should flatten or become too deep, it can have serious consequences for the health of the spine, and lead to a range of problems.  But what is a ‘normal’ neck curve, and why is it so important.

Cervical Curve

The spine has several minor curves that are either lordotic or kyphotic. The cervical spine or neck is lordotic, which means that it curves slightly inwards, and is often described as a very wide ‘C’ shaped backwards. The main job of the cervical curve is to support the weight of the head.

Why is the cervical curve important?

The shape of the cervical curve helps the spine absorb shock, and also facilitates normal range of motion throughout the spinal column. Cervical kyphosis is a condition in which the curve straightens or curves outside the normal range. When this happens there is extra pressure on the disc, resulting in the rapid deterioration of the vertebrae. This is known as degenerative disc disease.

The cervical curve also helps to keep the spine in proper alignment. This is important for overall health, because when the spine is out of alignment, it often leads to pain and discomfort in the neck and back.

In addition, the normal curve also facilitates the transmission of life force energy (bioenergy) from the brain. The energy travels via the brain stem, down the cervical spine, through to all parts of the body. If the neck curve is distorted, this disrupts the flow of nerve energy.

The flattening of the normal neck curve can be treated with the Posture Pump Disc Hydrator. You can go to www.posturepump.com to learn more.

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