As you probably know, the human spine isn’t completely straight and has a natural S-shaped curve. The curves work like a coiled spring to maintain balance, absorb shock, and allow it movements of the spine. What’s more, back and abdominal muscles maintain the spine’s natural curves. Did you know that your posture can affect not only your spine, but also how you feel? There is a number of different types of posture problems including lordosis (swayback), flatback, kyphosis (hunchback), and forward neck or head. In this article, our spine surgeon in Fort Lauderdale will describe the most common spine curvature disorders and explain how to determine them.
We mentioned above that healthy posture shape is an S-shape, which keeps your body aligned. In the picture below you can see the Kendell’s Postural Types, including kyphosis, lordosis and flat back syndrome. You can notice how they differ from the healthy, proper posture.
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