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Exercise to Address Increased Thoracic Kyphosis Benefits Neck Region

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Thoracic hyperkyphosis is a term used to describe an exaggerated curvature of the upper back, which can affect the
muscles and soft tissues in the neck, leading to cervical pain and disability. A study that included 24 thoracic
hyperkyphosis patients revealed that corrective exercises were more effective for improving sagittal posture,
cervical muscle strength and endurance, and cross-sectional area of the deep cervical muscles than traditional
resistance training and physical therapy. Doctors of chiropractic often utilize a combination of manual therapies
and corrective exercises to address abnormal spinal curvature. Scientific Reports, February 2021

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