What is the name of the curves of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine?
What is the name of the curves of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine?
It is important that the spine has curves because this lessens the effects of gravity on the joints. The spine resembles almost an "S" shape, and this way there are some shear forces rather than only the compression force up and downward.
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