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spinal cur·va·ture

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  1. spinal curvature(noun)

    an abnormal curvature of the vertebral column


  1. Spinal curvature

    Although spinal curvature can refer to the normal concave and convex curvature of the spine, in clinical contexts, the phrase usually refers to deviations from the expected curvature, even when that difference is a reduction in curvature. Types include kyphosis, lordosis, and scoliosis. The terms can be used to explain a increase in curvature as well. Eg, the curve of the lumbar region is called a lordosis, but if it is curving drastically inwards, it can be referred to as an excessive or hyper-lordosis. The thoracic and sacral curves develop in the fetus. Around 6 months after birth the cervical curve appears which helps hold the head up. Around one year of age the lumbar curve develops which helps with balance and walking. The cervical and lumbar curves are considered secondary curves whereas the thoracic and sacral curves are primary.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinal curvature in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinal curvature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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