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Is lordosis a skeletal or muscular condition of the spine?

Is lordosis a skeletal or muscular condition of the spine?

Lordosis: Spine normally curves at the neck and the lower back. This is an inward curve, called lordosis. When the spine curves too far inward, the condition is called hyperlordosis or swayback. Certain conditions can contribute to this including spondylolisthesis, kyphosis, obesity, and osteoporosis. If this is causing pain you may need an exam and imaging studies. Physical therapy helps with pain. ...Read more

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Lordosis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What are the symptoms if any are in a person that has a straight spine at the neck Lordosis? Please help and explain?

What are the symptoms if any are in a person that has a straight spine at the neck Lordosis? Please help and explain?

Neck pain : There is lordosis in the normal cervical spine. Straightening of the cervical spine may indicate spasm of the neck muscles. Neck muscles that are in spasm can lead to tension migraine headaches because they insert on the back of the skull. A pinched nerve in the neck can lead to neck spasm and pain radiating into the shoulder and down the arm to the hand as well. ...Read more

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Anything i can do to keep spine in perfect alignment? Can psych meds make the patients body crooked leading to lordosis our kyphosis. Muscle stiffnes

Anything i can do to keep spine in perfect alignment?  Can psych meds make the patients body crooked leading to lordosis our kyphosis. Muscle stiffnes

Yes exercise : Regularly, eat a well balanced diet and do not smoke. Certain psychotropic medications can lead to bone density loss which can structurally affect the spine if osteoporosis develops. If being treated for a chronic condition , then bone density should be monitored. ...Read more

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Was told i have lordosis of lumbar spine. Also have a pars defect. Are they related?

Was told i have lordosis of lumbar spine. Also have a pars defect. Are they related?

Potentially: An increased lumbar lordosis causes increased stress on the pars interarticularis. A pars defect is essentially a stress fracture that occurs in the pars interarticularis that goes on to a nonunion. So they can absolutely be related. ...Read more

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Can loss of cervical spine lordosis cause severe neck and sholder pain, as well as, pain in my pinky and ringer fingers?

Can loss of cervical spine lordosis cause severe neck and sholder pain, as well as, pain in my pinky and ringer fingers?

Possibly: Increased pressure on your facets (joints) in your neck from the loss of lordosis can cause neck pain. The pain in your pinky and EMG finger can be from foraminal stenosis which can cause a pinched nerve in the neck. Physical therapy is a good start for treatment. ...Read more

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What is spine surgery to correct lumbar lordosis?

Swayback: There is a normal amount of lordosis in the lumbar spine, which is approximately 55 degrees. When you have a lordosis significantly more than this, it is called hyperlordosis, which is a way to say "swayback". A spinal surgery to correct this would be known as a spinal reconstruction surgery because it is an attempt to reconstruct the normal alignment of the spine. Thanks. ...Read more

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