Rounded shoulders and hunched back not only affect our self-confidence and figure but also affect our physical health in the long term, so please pay attention to it, it is a chronic disease that is very close to us. Today’s article lets us understand him.
What are rounded shoulders?
Round shoulders are commonly known as “hunched shoulders” or “forward head posture”. It refers to the forward position of the shoulders, which creates a semi-circular shape. This condition is caused by muscle imbalances, often related to anterior pelvic tilt. Patients with rounded shoulders usually have weak rhomboid and trapezius muscles. This condition can be caused by long hours of desk work, which can cause the shoulders to move forward over time and lead to muscle imbalances. In addition, some people who exercise their chest and back muscles for a long time may also develop similar symptoms. For example, patients who lack chest muscle exercise may experience chest muscle atrophy, while those who exercise their latissimus dorsi muscles excessively may exacerbate the above symptoms. Of course, some injuries can also affect certain muscles and are one of the causes of these symptoms, but this is relatively rare.
What causes the rounded shoulder hump?
Analysis of the condition: Round shoulder hump is caused by the following reasons:
- It is caused by poor posture, which leads to the condition of round shoulder hump.
- Due to excessive forward leaning of the cervical spine, a round shoulder hump may occur.
- Juvenile spinal cartilage disease can cause a round shoulder hump.
Therefore, if a round shoulder hump occurs, it is necessary to go to the hospital for diagnosis in time to identify the cause for targeted treatment and management. For patients with poor posture and forward-leaning of the cervical spine, posture correction is required. For juvenile-type round shoulder hump caused by spinal osteochondrosis, corrective braces or even surgical treatment are needed.
What are rounded shoulders hunchback harm?
Rounded shoulders and hunchback can cause pain in the lower back, synovitis, and muscle fiber strain. Rounded shoulders often occur in adolescents, mainly due to frequent bending over to do homework. After developing a hunchback, it is easy to cause pain in the lower back. This is mainly because the hunchback changes the normal physiological curvature of the spine and the normal biomechanical curve. At the same time, it can also cause aseptic synovitis in the spinous process, aseptic inflammation of muscles, and muscle fiber strain. Over time, it cannot be corrected by itself and can cause great harm to the chest and abdominal organs. It can lead to heart and lung dysfunction, as well as gastrointestinal dysfunction, constipation, and poor digestion. It is recommended to go to a regular hospital for correction and treatment. Adjust your sitting and standing posture in front of a large mirror as much as possible to ensure that you stand up straight with your head held high.
How to quickly relieve rounded shoulders and hunchback？
There is no quick way to get rid of the hunchback posture. It can be improved by correcting bad posture, exercising, and wearing braces. It is important to take it step by step and not rush into it, as this can be counterproductive and lead to muscle strains and other issues.
- Correcting bad posture: Hunchback posture is often caused by poor posture. To improve it, it is important to maintain good sitting and standing posture. It is recommended not to work at a desk for long periods of time or look down at your phone for long periods of time. You can try to keep your head up as much as possible to relax your neck locally. When sleeping, you can sleep on a flat pillow, which can improve hunchback posture to some extent.
- Exercise training: For people with a hunchback posture, you can improve the muscle shape of the shoulder and back by doing training exercises such as push-ups, chest expansion and rotation, and supine arch bridges, thereby promoting the body’s recovery and making the shoulders straight.
- Wearing braces: Patients with thoracic kyphosis or forward head posture can wear braces, corrective brackets, or plaster braces. A full-length X-ray of the spine should be taken. In particular, through a lateral view of the spine, it can be determined whether the hunchback has improved, whether the curvature of the cervical spine is normal, and whether the rib line of the entire spine, including the coronal plane, has reached a balanced state. If it has not reached a balance, then you can get rid of the hunchback posture.
In addition, if the above treatment is ineffective and X-rays show abnormal development of vertebral body ossification centers, surgery or other methods can be used for correction. If your hunchback posture is severe and you want to improve it, it is recommended that you go to an orthopedic hospital for examination and treatment in a timely manner after clarifying the cause through X-rays or other examinations.