Your Posture Effects Varicocele
A slouched upper back (hyperkyphosis of thoracic spine) drops the chest down into the abdomen, disrupts normal breathing, impairs optimal musculoskeletal weight bearing, and pressurizes the abdominal organs.
Why is this bad for varicocele?
A collapsed chest pressurizes the internal organs by impairing normal musculoskeletal weight bearing and disrupting normal breathing. This means that it pressurizes the abdominal veins and arteries, leading to increased blood reflux and worsening the nutcracker effect. Furthermore, when the spine is out of normal alignment, improper hip load occurs. This further pressurizes the lower abdomen and varicocele. All of this leads to increased blood pooling and varicocele swelling size.
Think of it like this: Poor posture is to varicocele as heavy lifting is to hemorrhaging. They’re both incidences of venous insufficiency. Those who have the worst case varicocele typically also have poor posture.
A similar case is true for forward head posture, lumbar hyperlordosis, lumbar hypolordosis, and spinal scoliosis.
You should consider posture as a risk factor for varicocele development. There are many risk factors. The more risk factors you address, the more you'll treat your varicocele.
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