26 Jun

Don’t miss this intriguing story on NPR about why many indigenous cultures are free from back pain, and what we can learn from them.  You can listen online.

back-pain-NPR

Primal posture: Ubong tribesmen in Borneo (right) display the perfect J-shaped spines. A woman in Burkina Faso (left) holds her baby so that his spine stays straight. The center image shows the S-shaped spine drawn in a modern anatomy book (Fig. I) and the J-shaped spine (Fig. II) drawn in the 1897 anatomy book Traite d’Anatomie Humaine.

 

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