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Abnormal spinal curvature and its relationship to pelvic organ prolapse Mattox, TF, Lucente, V, McIntyre, P American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2000;183:1381-4.

An abnormal change in spinal curvature, specifically, a loss of lumbar lordosis, appears to be a significant risk factor in the development of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence in this study of 363 patients referred for urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse.

When compared with patients with a normal curvature, patients with an abnormal spinal curvature were 3.2 times more likely to have development of pelvic organ prolapse.



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