December 26, 2011

Will a straight neck give you arthritis?

The medical terms for a straight neck are kyphosis, lack of cervical curve, or military neck. In extreme cases one or more vertebra can tilt backward, creating a reverse neck curve. A straight neck is not a good thing and can have a number of consequences for human health. Let’s focus on one reason a straight neck is bad—it ruins neck joints. Why is the neck curved anyway? In a normal healthy state, the human neck has a forward curve, which develops early-on in life. The spine of a baby is shaped like a letter “C.” As the baby begins […]