Shedding some light on the positions that put your spine under more pressure
The following three conditions are examples of spinal positions put the spine under more pressure than normal, leading to the onset (in some cases far too early onset) of spinal degeneration.
- Forward-head posture: this position puts the head anywhere between 1-3 inches forward of a balanced position atop the spine.
- Hyperlordosis: inward curvature of the lower back
- Scoliosis: sideways curvature of the spine that most often occurs in puberty
These positions also cause the narrowing of spinal discs and if left alone for long enough the curvatures can become even more exaggerated. Because these three positions cause increase compression of the spine, our goal is to reverse the ill-effects of this compression. One of the best ways to do this is through spinal elongation.