Why you need curvature in your spine to maintain good health

Have you ever wondered why you need curvature in your spine, and how it contributes to overall health? If you suffer from unexplained neck and back pain then you should be very curious about this. Why? Because loss of the spinal curve can lead to a misaligned spine, resulting in chronic pain and fatigue.

The spine consists of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections:

  • In a healthy spine, the curve in the cervical spine (neck) bends slightly inward. The inward or lordotic curve facilitates the free movement and rotation of the neck, and keeps it balanced atop the spine.


  • The thoracic spine is the mid-section of the spinal column, and bends outward, closely resembling a backward ‘C.’ The thoracic spine forms a kyphotic curve, and is responsible for keeping the body upright.


  • The lumbar spine is the region of the lower back, and also has a lordotic curve. The vertebrae of the lumbar spine are extremely large, as they bear most of the body’s weight.

Why you need curvature in your spine
Taken together these curves give the spine an ‘S’ shape when viewed sideways. The curvature of the spine plays a very important role in supporting the weight of the body, as it facilitates the even distribution of body weight.

When the spine loses its natural curve this causes added stress, resulting in spinal disorders. These are characterized by symptoms such as chronic neck pain, headaches, and diminished mobility.

It is possible to restore the natural curvature of the spine by using the Cervical Disc Hydrator by Posture Pump. The device is designed to decompress and lubricate the spine, thereby shaping and restoring the natural curves. You can go to www.posturepump.com, to learn more about this and other Posture Pump products.

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