September 28, 2011
What is the fatty lump on the back of the neck? How did you get it and how can you get rid of it?
Fat Lump Behind Neck
In this post I am discussing the fatty lump that developed because of your Forward Head Posture (fhp). Fhp posture is best described as the forward position of the head, relative to the shoulders.
There are many other possible neck lumps that I am not making reference to here: The fatty lipoma, the goitre, lymph nodes and cysts. Read more about other possible neck lumps and bumps.
The pivot is the place where your head meets the top of your spine. Your head is the lever arm (just like a see saw) and the neck muscles at the back of the skull and upper back provide the force (effort) to keep your 10 pound head upright against gravity (load). As your head travels forward (as with fhp) so does the load of gravity and muscular effort. Over time, with forward head posture, the body lays down more fat at the base of the neck to protect the now more vulnerable portion of the spine and the underlying spinal cord (or at least that is how I like to explain it to my patients).
How long have you been aware of your neck hump?