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According to a recent study done by the Spine Health Institute, 72% of women wear high heels on a regular basis. Doing so can have negative repercussions on spine health.
When a woman wears heels, her center of gravity shifts forward. In an attempt to compensate for this shift, the body pushes the hips and spine forward, too. This puts extra strain on the back and leg muscles, and flattens the spine.
The spine is naturally curved in order to absorb impact and relieve stress on individual muscles and nerves. When the spine is forced to flatten, it disperses more pressure throughout the back, which can lead to immediate and long-term back pain.
This risk of back pain is even higher for pregnant women who wear heels. Pregnancy has already shifted their weight forward, so the body has to put even more stress on the spine to maintain balance in heels.
If you’re experiencing spine pain, contact Virginia Spine Care to see how we can help.