Meaning of the small of the back in English:

the small of the back

Translate the small of the back into Spanish

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  • The part of a person's back where the spine curves in at the level of the waist.

    ‘The needle is passed into the space between two of the spinal bones in the small of the back (lumbar vertebrae).’
    • ‘When this occurs, it usually occurs on the anterior or posterior thigh or the small of the back.’
    • ‘If the chair back stops at the level of the small of the back, or anywhere below the shoulder blades, it is best given a curve.’
    • ‘A pain numbing medicine is put into the small of the back with a needle.’
    • ‘Lower back pain is described as aching, soreness, stiffness, or spasms in the small of the back.’
    • ‘For example, a rolled towel in the small of the back may help keep the normal curve and distribute stresses correctly, particularly when sitting for prolonged periods.’
    • ‘When cleaning the carcass, be sure to remove the rather pungent sacs on the small of the back and under the forelegs.’
    • ‘‘Hey,’ I heard as I was prodded in the small of the back by a tuba.’
    • ‘Reacting on instinct, not thinking of the consequences, I rush forward and throw a punch, hitting him squarely in the small of the back, just above his tail.’
    • ‘When a Japanese wants to let a woman go first, he usually gives her a good push in the small of the back, and I have not yet got used to being treated in this way by men who I have only just met.’