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what is the definition or description of: lumbar lordosis?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This is the curve: Of the spine seen. From the side in terms of the natural sway of the lower back as well as in the neck. It is in the opposite direction of the roundness or kyphosis of the chest region or thoracic spine with the head balanced over the hips with these curves compensating each other to allow this perfect balancing act.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Normal curve: This is the normal, natural curve of the lower spine.
Answered on Jan 5, 2013
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Curvature: Lordosis is the normal anterior curvature of the spine at the level of the waist.
Answered on Feb 17, 2013
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Dr. Lali Sekhon
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PT: If it's functional then exercises with therapy may improve posture. A true structural kyphosis/loss of lordosis is only fixed with surgery.
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
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Normal: Lumbar lordosis simply means the normal backward curve of the low back. It is not an injury.
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