The small of a woman’s back has long been the focus of painters’, poets’ and sculptors’ attention. And according to recent research, this curved section of the lower back may have significance reaching beyond mere aesthetics appeal. This physical curvature of the spine, known as “vertebral wedging,” is a sign of a woman’s ability to have multiple children without increased risk of spinal injury. To our human ancestors, this feature was a sign of a woman’s ability to shift her center of mass over her hips during pregnancy. Without such a curve, the pressure on a pregnant woman’s hips increases by nearly 800%, rendering her significantly less mobile. Chiropractors take these and other factors into consideration when treating pregnant patients.
Is pregnancy in your future? A continuing schedule of regular chiropractic checkups can help detect, correct, and maintain optimum spinal and nervous system function. Find out how chiropractic care, combined with proper diet, exercise, can enhance your well-being and help you enjoy life to the fullest. Call us at 860-621-2225 to schedule an appointment. We’re located at 200 Queen St. Southington. We offer affordable healthcare for the whole family. The answers you need. The care you deserve.
P.S. According to the study mentioned above, angles greater than a 45-degree curvature expose women to back pain and the risk of slipped discs.