Daily Health Tips:Why Is My Back Bent?


Q: Good evening ma’am. My back is bent and I am 18 years. Please, help me. What can I do?

A: Hi dear, thanks for writing in. I’m sorry to hear about your problem. Though you did not mention the direction of bend, let’s see if we can make sense of it though.

Your backbone is not exactly straight, in its normal form because it curves forwards as it runs up your back. There are three types of disorders that can affect the backbone:
Kyphosis, a condition in which the forward curvature of the backbone is exaggerated. In local parlance, people with this condition are said to have hunch/hump back.

Lordosis, a condition in which there is an exaggerated inward curve at the lower back. This is the typical gait of a pregnant woman.

Scoliosis, a condition in which there is a marked sideways curvature of the spine, such that…

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