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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Curve: This is the normal curvature of the cervical and lumbar spine. The curve has its convexity facing anteriorly and it's concavity facing posteriorly.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
14 years experience in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
May b normal: Some degree of lumbar lordosis is normal. Excessive lumbar lordosis can be the result of anterior pelvic tilt which can be due to tight hamstrings. "l ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Treatable: It's treatable.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Its normal: Lordosis is not pathologic it is normal , no need to fix it it is essential for proper balance and function normal in neck and lumbar spine it is mot ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: Best to see a physical therapist for exercises designed to strengthen the muscles on the back of the thigh that extend the hip, and exercises to stret ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Strong abs: Llumbar lordosis is a good thing hyper lordosis can be corrected with stretching back and hamstrings strengthen core stand like a solider physical the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Who says it needs a : Correction. Lordosis is a normal status in the neck and lower back. Usually, increased lordosis may be a compensation for increased thoracic kyphosi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Standing X-ray : It is typically measured on a standing X-ray using the Sagittal (side) view and in the lumbar spine measuring the angle between the superior end plate ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Minimally: Unless you have a pathologic lordosis, then it most likely would not cause that much difference in height.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Usually...: Physical exam and plain x-ray to start.

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