Explore the factors that determine neck length, understand if it can change and find out ways to manage your neck’s size and thickness in this comprehensive guide.
What causes a long neck?
The length of a person’s neck is primarily determined by the individual’s anatomical structure and genetic factors. The neck’s length is mainly determined by the number and size of the vertebrae, the bones that make up the spinal column in the neck region.
Can neck length change?
You can’t lengthen your neck. Like the limbs, the neck’s length is governed by solid bones, in this case, the vertebral bodies in the cervical region. The bones do not stretch, whether in the limbs or in the neck.
Is my neck longer than normal?
To estimate the length of your neck using a simple method, take the widths of your hands (excluding your thumbs) and place them down the length of your neck until you reach the base of your collarbone. If you can fit more than one hand, it suggests that your neck is longer than average.
Why is my neck so long and thick?
Aside from being generally overweight or genetic, another common cause is aging. There is a large muscle in the neck called the Platysma which starts at the jaw and ends at the collar bone. Over time we forget to engage this muscle in our day to day activities and as a result the muscle loses tone.
How can I make my thick neck smaller?
Neck Rotation or Neck Rolls This exercise helps reduce neck fat while also improving blood circulation in the shoulders. Begin standing or sitting with your feet wide apart. Rotate or roll your neck clockwise, stretching as much as possible.
Can you get rid of a thick neck?
Fortunately, you can often lose neck fat with a healthy diet and exercise. However, there are also other options for those who want to speed up the process a little bit or who have tried and failed to lose it in the past. These processes include non-surgical neck fat removal methods such as Endolift.