The Length of the Neck and Body Weight

“The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749 –1832)

An increase in the weight gain in the upper part of the body is related to a decrease in the length of the neck, and at the same time it is related with an increase in the circumference of the neck and head.

  1. A decrease in the length of the neck results in an increase in the circumference of the neck.
  2. An increase in the circumference of the neck results in an increase in the head

An increase in the curvature of the cervical spine alone, or combined with an increases in the curvature of the thoracic spine and/or lumbar spine, results in a decrease in the length of the neck.

The decrease in the length of the neck causes increases in the neck circumferences and it is the factor that causes weight gain in the neck, face area, upper back and upper chest.

  1. It is impossible to gain or regain a natural length and circumference of the neck and head without reversing adverse musculoskeletal changes.
  2. Reversal of unnatural musculoskeletal changes is an essential factor in reversing obesity.

  3. Involvement in postural and motor skill exercises and /or to be involved in physical activities that positively affect motor skill and posture is the only healthy way to reverse adverse musculoskeletal changes.

The Circumference of the Neck and Body Weight

1)    A decrease in the curvature of the cervical spine alone, or combined with a decreases in the curvature of the thoracic spine and/or lumbar spine, results in an increase in the length of the neck.

2)    The straighter the neck spine is, the bigger the length of neck is.

3)    An increase in the length of the neck results in a decrease in the circumference of the neck and head.


a) Positive musculoskeletal changes will positively affect the length of the neck.

b) Reversal of adverse musculoskeletal changes will result in gaining a natural length and circumference of the neck.

Side note: If we take a look at the women and men who lost weight after undergoing WLS, it will be obvious that the more weight they lose, the longer their necks appears compared to the length of their necks before weight loss.