I was told by a friend (who is becoming a certified PT) that I may have a degree of lordosis/kyphosis in my back and I would like to know how I can tell if I have this condition and how I can treat it. I have noticed that when I bend, I get a line across my belly button, indicating that Im not bending properly from my hips. Also, when I stretch out I have a hard time bending from my hips. For example, if I sit down and spread my legs wide (straight legs), when I try to lean forward, I bend from my back and not from my hips. Even with a partner assisted stretch in this motion, I cannot get my lower back to budge. Perhaps this condition has developed from my years of playing soccer but I have been stretching rigorously for almost 2 years and now seem to have plateaued in making progress.
Could you all please give your input into this topic and what I can do to correct the problem. I will problem have to see a professional about this so if anyone has a good doctor, etc that they recommend about to help me, that would be great. I live in Long Island (NY) . Thanks