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Exercises To Fix Lordosis
Needs PT eval: Assuming you mean hyper lordosis of the lumbar spine, Williams flexion exercises will help strengthen core muscles and 'push' the lordosis In The opposite direction. A radiologic eval and visit tomthenphysical, therapist for a home program is best to be certain there is no other issue to be addressed. ...Read more
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
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. Exercises in general are good involing cardio routines and flexibility but core ones like yoga and pilates are great in addition. ...Read more
Core strengthening: Core strengthening and stretching exercises can be generally helpful, but they have not been shown to help the size of the scoliosis itself. So e patients with increased lumbar lordosis will have subtle hip flexion contractors and so stretching out the hips is important. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Pilates is also excellent for the core (yoga and piyo other options) if you want non-medical option. ...Read more
I have excessive lumbar lordosis from sitting too much ever since I was small. Can this be corrected through any exercises, or are attempts futile?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that you will be able to substantially change your mature skeletal frame with any non-surgical treatment. However, exercise and stretching as well as pt or chiropractic care can help with any discomfort. ...Read more
I want to know about some exercise for Lordosis patients. Using back support elastic belt and cervical collar for more than a year but nothing work?
It may help if it--:
-due 2 habitual posture. It serves as a reminder 2 not slouch.
If due 2 anatomical variant, they will not help. ...Read more
Are there good stomach-toning exercises that I easily can do? I have extreme scoliosis and lordosis.
There are many, many toning exercises for the abdominal region. All of them require effort to do well, so I don't know that the word "easily" really applies.
Your back problems will limit motion. Look for exercises, like Pilates for example, that use only a slight range of motion but still manage to provide significant toning. And be careful; if it hurts, ease up a bit. Don't over do. ...Read more
Can I hit the gym? I have lumbar lordosis with a mild disc bulge and what exercises can I do in the gym.
I have pain in lower back. X-Ray reports Lumbar lordosis reduced. Minimal reduction in L4-L5 & L5-S1 disc space. Pl advice cause, medicine, exercise.
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints in medicine and the findings on your xray are seen in patients with NO BACK pain as often as those with pain. The most important advice I can give you is EXERCISE! STRENGTHEN THOSE BACK MUSCLES and you will feel better. Your Primary Care Provider can provide you with these exercises Goods Luck Be Well!
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History of chronic neck muscle spasms. Now dx reversed cervical lordosis. Advised to wear neck brace during day & exercises. Scared of muscle atrophy.
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 stretch the muscles on the front of the thigh that flex the hip. This will help reduce the curvature. Back hyperextension exercises on a large inflatable exercise ball and the Pelvic Tilt exercise will strengthen the back muscles to help reduce the curve. ...Read more
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 of L1 and the inferior end plate of L5. Good question. ...Read more
Lordosis: Is increased curvature, normally in cervical or lumbar regions of spine. The change in angle change in the vertebrae can lead to loss of strength of structures, increased arthritis and chance of nerve irritation. Generally, lumbar lordosis stems from abdominal weakness and often obesity as well as it changes your abdominal center of gravity. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Lordosis: Rarely problematic unless in the thoracic spine. Under these circumstances, can cause profound pulmonary problems. In the lumbar spine, no real magic number that is considered too much. As long as your spine is balanced with the head centered over the pelvis, you are fine. Only problem would be if a spondylolisthesis is present. But that would cause the hyper lordosis, not the converse. ...Read more
Swayback: While lordosis is normal curvature of the lumbar spine, excessive lordosis (swayback) can be a potential cause of pain if it results in abnormal loading and biomechanics of the spinal segments. This condition is also associated with anterior pelvic tilt, tight hip flexors, and lax hip extensors. Treatment can include stretching of the iliopsoas muscles and tightening of the hamstring muscles. ...Read more
Lordosis: Rarely problematic unless in the thoracic spine. Under these circumstances, can cause profound pulmonary problems. In the lumbar spine, no real magic number that is considered too much. As long as your spine is balances with the head centered over the pelvis, you are fine. Only problem would be if a spondylolisthesis is present. But that would cause the hyper lordosis, not the converse. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Start by seeing a:
Spinal surgeon, who can properly examine you, in addition to a detailed history, then be investigated, so an appropriate plan of treatment specific to you is started.
Good luck. ...Read more
That depends on the: Initial degree of the deformity and how flexible it is in terms of safely obtaining a correction which is to keep your spine balanced. You should ask your surgeon as to a range as it will not being an exact number. ...Read more