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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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In clinical practice, the author has observed a high frequency of military patients with hip or back pain who present with swayback posture, most of whom were not aware of the postural fault.
This study was a cross-sectional survey of the incidence of swayback or exaggerated uneven weight distribution posture and the presence of hip or lower back pain.
Note the similar midrange presence rise and the mild treble swayback above.
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.
Start in your idea of neutral, move into a tuck, return to neutral, then arch into swayback.
It rained a lot, and in the aftermath of storms or drizzles, gray still pools appeared on the swayback roofs and out in the rough terrain of the street, and everything got muddy and smelled like forest.
This can lead to swayback (lordotic) posture and to compressed vertebral discs.
Poor old lonely Swayback Jim, stands so proud and alone/ The pain from years of tilling soil burns like fire through his bones/ At night when he's safe from laughing eyes, he breaks the stabbing pain/ He moves his bones with all his might across the cold Nebraska plain/ He outstrips the wind with lightning speed, he's tearing up the track.
KNEES: Auditioning teachers (and artistic directors) tend to select dancers with swayback legs; an obtrusive knee joint spoils the line of an extended leg.
When it comes to walking, they look awkward; and many have swaybacks, poor alignment, and little or no musicality.