Is it normal if the backbone appears prominent in midline while bending neck forward?
The backbone appears prominent in midline when bending neck forwards
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Please find my observations below.
1. In a thin built child who is bending forwards as in the picture attached, the back bone appears prominent in the midline. This is known as the flexion position of the neck.
2. In normal cases, the prominent back bone should be in a straight line in the middle. If the line is curved towards any particular side then that requires investigation for scoliosis. If it is straight in alignment and in the center then there is no concern.
3. Please ask the child to sit up straight with chin up and face looking forwards, then the back bone will become less prominent and this is normal.
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