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how can i address lumbar lordosis?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually one doesn't: Lumbar lordosis is usually not an issue unless it is due to an increase in upper back forward bend or rounding known as kyphosis or due to an underlying spine issue like a spondylolisthesis or even related to a hip/pelvis problem.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Keith Baldwin
14 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Lordosis is 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. "lordosing" sports such as line in football and gymnastics can be associated with spondylolysis and spondylilithesis.
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
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