Curves Improve Spinal Column Strength
Finally, let's take a look at the spinal column as a whole. When healthcare professionals refer to the different part of the spine, they reference them by the four main areas (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral). Each bone within an area has its own number. The spine is naturally curved. These curves make the spinal column stronger, help absorb shock from running and jumping, and help you maintain your balance. The size of the curves varies by individuals, but excessive curves can cause problems.