Good spinal alignment means good biomechanical health. Essentially, your spine is the biomechanical center of your body. Your legs are connected to your spine via two large and strong pelvic bones ...View Article
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Original Citation: Kado, D.M., Huang, M., Karlamangla, A.S., Barrett-Connor, E., Greendale, G.A. (2004). Hyperkyphotic posture predicts mortality in older community-dwelling men and women: A prospective study. JAGS S2: 1662-1667 – ABSTRACT
Why is this relevant?: Increased sedentary desk jobs along with overuse of computers, cellphones, and tablets can lead to a hyperkyphotic posture resulting in neck and shoulder pain (1). This study was the first to examine the link between hyperkyphosis in the elderly and a higher mortality rate. This may indicate the need for postural re-education to prevent hyperkyphosis; as means of enhancing function, quality of life and decreasing the rate of mortality.