What is this motion of tucking the chin to the chest?

What is this motion of tucking the chin to the chest?

Neck flexion is the action of moving your chin down toward your chest. Even though it’s a simple motion, it’s possible to develop pain, tightness, and decreased mobility in this area.

What muscles do chin tucks target?

Chin tucks can help:

  • Strengthen the deep cervical flexors, lower cervical extensors, and other muscles that keep the head pulled back in good posture with the ears above the shoulders.
  • Stretch the scalene muscles along the front sides of the neck and suboccipital muscles at the base of the skull.

Why does it hurt when I do chin tucks?

A reverse curve in the neck (cervical kyphosis), can cause the spinal cord to stretch and shear. Doing a chin tuck with a reverse curve can tear the spinal cord up! Worse part yet to come, our spinal cord doesn’t always feel what is happening. You can damage it daily for years with out knowing.

What does it mean when you look down and your back hurts?

Upper back pain is usually caused by soft tissue injuries, such as sprains or strains, or muscle tension caused by poor posture or looking downward for long periods. Poor posture and text neck can combine to wreck your upper back. Common behaviors and activities that can cause upper back pain include: Poor posture.

Who should not do chin tucks?

Studies (Robbins et al 2005, Shaker et al 2002) found the chin tuck to be effective in 72% of the patients studied. They found it may be contraindicated in patients with weak pharyngeal contraction pressure as it decreased pharyngeal contraction pressure and duration.

Do chin tucks help posture?

Chin tucks help stretch your neck muscles, and they also help you maintain better posture. You can do chin tucks while on your back, standing, or sitting (that means you can even do these at the office).

What does the chin tuck do for swallowing?

The chin-tuck position decreases the space between the base of the tongue and the posterior pharyngeal wall, creating increased pharyngeal pressure to move the bolus through the pharyngeal region.

How long does it take to correct dowager’s hump?

Wilson cautions that a dowager’s hump won’t go away overnight. It can take a long time to correct itself — months even. And, if you wait too long, it’s almost impossible to make it disappear completely. If you think you might have a dowager’s hump, talk to your doctor about your therapy and treatment options.