The head moves forward and the neck becomes stiff.
The upper back curves forward (kyphosis).
The 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.
Current as of: December 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Richa Dhawan MD - Rheumatology
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Richa Dhawan MD - Rheumatology