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Ribs Touching Hip Bone


#1

If you guys stand up and bend sideways, keep bending, do your bottom ribs eventually come into contact with the top of your hip bone?

Mine do, despite the fact that I don't have a short torso. In fact, I have a long torso for my height, but my pelvis seems very long...

Was wondering whether this was normal?


#2

A second, related question I have is - is it possible for the distance between the ribs and the hip to have shrunk (i.e. meaning you have shrunk in height) WITHOUT damaging your back?

These days I have a compressive feeling in my abdomen. I was thinking this compressive feeling would have been due to my torso being shortened and my ribs pressing on my guts, but I have no back pain or sciatica, so I don't know how my spine could have been damaged leading to my torso becoming shortened...?