The head moves forward and the neck becomes
The upper back curves forward (kyphosis).
normal curve in the low back flattens.
The hips may become stiff
and not straighten completely.
People often keep their knees bent a
little to make up for the changed curves in their back and stiffness in their
hips. This bending of the knees causes the body to shift back a little so it's
easier to balance and to see straight ahead.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology
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