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swayback

/sway·back/ (swa´bak) lordosis (2).

swayback

(swā′băk′)
n.
Excessive inward or downward curvature of the spine, especially in a horse.

sway′backed′ adj.

swayback

An increase in the forward curvature of the spine in the lower back region (lumbar LORDOSIS) with a compensatory increase in the backward curvature in the chest region (dorsal KYPHOSIS).

swayback

one of the syndromes caused by a primary nutritional deficiency of copper. It may be congenital with lambs unable to stand or suck, spastic paralysis, sometimes blindness, or delayed, appearing at 3 to 6 weeks of age. There is incoordination and spasticity. See also enzootic ataxia.
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Fifteen of the 26 subjects (58%) demonstrated swayback posture but only six of those 15 had a complaint of low back pain.
HABIT: Postural tucking or swayback In a neutral pelvis, your pubic bone and right and left hip bones should be in the same frontal plane; when you lie down, the three bones should create a triangle parallel to the floor.
Walk tall by keeping your back flat, avoiding swayback, which can stress the hamstrings.
The same can be said for the roof of the Crow Grange, which is sinking like the middle of a swayback horse.
She'd kick you out of the swayback bed in your apartment over the rue Descartes every morning at the first sign of dawn to go get the croissants and start the coffee brewing.
Too much lordotic curving is called swayback (lordosis).
There's a lot of cornball in that state you have to go through -- boats at docks, old fishermen, and shacks with swayback roofs.
The first impression given by the magnetic stirrer is a sense of comfort, which can be attributed to the MicroMagMix's swayback base.
But after two months on the swayback horse, he began to talk, to organize his thoughts.