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Old 7th March 2014, 03:19 PM
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Default Loss of cervical lordosis and other such neck problems?

Heya all

I've been thinking about my scoliosis and neck problems recently, and I figured I'd ask this side of the community for some advice. A hospital nurse told me I had a very straight neck a month ago but it wasn't until I was looking through my old facebook photos that I noticed I seemed to have had "more" of a neck about 5 years ago. I don't know whether that's because my neck has gotten thicker (maybe due to TMJ?), shrunk (I have scoliosis in the base-mid of my neck), or if my head has been pushed forwards. I think it has; if I bring my head in line with my shoulders my jawline becomes almost almost completely engulfed by my neck. I'm not a fat person at all, so that surprises me. I don't know when this started, but if I think about it I've noticed it for the past year or so. People haven't noticed it, maybe because I change study place a lot and make new friends quickly, and my long hair covers the "hunch".

What can I do to try and reverse this? I know almost nothing about a lack of lordosis. Some sites suggest everyone can get it by playing too many computer games hunched over, is this true? With my scoliosis I've fought not to be blamed for my condition, but what about lordosis?

I'm going to try to get a full X ray done, but I don't know if a specialist will bother: almost all of my scoliosis pain/problems happens from the collarbones up (i.e, I have bad TMJ/bruxism and my head is also tilted).
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Old 7th March 2014, 03:30 PM
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I have very little neck as well. I noticed it when I was a little girl and it bothered me because I did not look as nice as my sister and I had a round face and my mother kept my hair very short with a fringe ( I ask you!)

The reason seems to be because I have a curve in my neck as well - it interests me as this must mean that I had a curve when I was 9 years old but my scoliosis was only discovered when I was 30 and then they only mentioned thoracic. My shoulders are always raised due to the thoraic curve.

No-matter what I do I cannot extend my neck with exercise. The neck bothers me more than the hump from a csometic point of view and also from a pain point of view.
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Old 7th March 2014, 03:31 PM
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Heya all

I've been thinking about my scoliosis and neck problems recently, and I figured I'd ask this side of the community for some advice. A hospital nurse told me I had a very straight neck a month ago but it wasn't until I was looking through my old facebook photos that I noticed I seemed to have had "more" of a neck about 5 years ago. I don't know whether that's because my neck has gotten thicker (maybe due to TMJ?), shrunk (I have scoliosis in the base-mid of my neck), or if my head has been pushed forwards. I think it has; if I bring my head in line with my shoulders my jawline becomes almost almost completely engulfed by my neck. I'm not a fat person at all, so that surprises me. I don't know when this started, but if I think about it I've noticed it for the past year or so. People haven't noticed it, maybe because I change study place a lot and make new friends quickly.

What can I do to try and reverse this? I know almost nothing about a lack of lordosis. Some sites suggest everyone can get it by playing too many computer games hunched over, is this true? With my scoliosis I've fought not to be blamed for my condition, but what about lordosis?

I'm going to try to get a full X ray done, but I don't know if a specialist will bother: almost all of my scoliosis pain/problems happens from the collarbones up (i.e, I have bad TMJ/bruxism and my head is also tilted).
I (almost) corrected my forward head posture by practising the Alexander Technique. Before I started AT lessons, I had a straight neck and pronounced forward head posture. I still have a tendency to do this but it isn't nearly as obvious. The thing is though, there is no point considering your neck posture in isolation - you need to look at your overall posture. I used to 'tuck' my pelvis under and until I learned to stop doing that, I couldn't address the forward head posture. It is all connected and you need to take a holistic approach, not just look at individual parts of your body.

Give the Alexander Technique a go - you will not regret it
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