View Full Version : does lordosis cause the ribs to stick out?

14th November 2008, 09:40 AM
so i developed lordosis several years ago. I recetly lost some weight and realized how far my ribs stick out now...its as if my ribs changed position because they knew used to stick out like this.

Something else i noticed is that my stomach swells up after eating.could this be related to lordosis?

i've never found out why my back started to curve. I saw a back specialist at cedars and he wasn't much help.

7th December 2008, 06:20 PM
The chest defect that causes your ribs to stick out is called pectus carinatum. Here's a link to a site that explains it in better detail http://www.pectusdeformity.com/. I have a slight case of this, but it can be made less noticeable by doing chest workouts (bench presses, push ups, etc).

Hope that helps