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Lordosis (Overview)

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.


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What causes cervical lordosis and what cure is available?

What causes cervical lordosis and what cure is available?

Whiplash: Xwecical lordosis is a normal finding while a loss of the lordosis is seen often with whiplash injuies. ...Read more

Lordosis (Overview)

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.


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Can docs explain what does the loss of lumber lordosis mean?

Can docs explain what does the loss of lumber lordosis mean?

Loss of lordosis: Is straightening of either the lumbar or cervical spine. Lordotic curvature is part of the normal s curvature of the spine. When you have a loss of this curvature, you have straitening in the area. This can be normal for an individual, can be a sign of bad posture, or be caused by something like a muscle spasm. This does not allow for the same protective spring action the s curve provides. ...Read more

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Xray report has loss of cervical lordosis. Severe pain in movement of neck followed by left arm joint. Is it treatable? Is it danger? Pls help me out.

Xray report has loss of cervical lordosis. Severe pain in movement of neck followed by left arm joint. Is it treatable? Is it danger? Pls help me out.

It depends on type o: The report is only as reliable as the type of x-ray done(? C-spine x-ray versus MRI of the c-spine). If you have lots of pain, a plane x-ray is not likely to help with the diagnosis. You need to be sure that you are examined by a neurologist or neurosurgeon to help you find out the cause and offer treatment which is appropriate. They can order a mri, if indicated based on their examination. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of loss of lordosis?

What are the symptoms of loss of lordosis?

Discomfort: Lordosis occurs naturally in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spine. Loss of lordosis is accompanied by symptoms of discomfort or pain. It can also result in disurpted alignement of other structures resulting in pain and discomfort in other places. ...Read more

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How is lordosis treated?

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. "lordosing" sports such as line in football and gymnastics can be associated with spondylolysis and spondylilithesis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about treatment available for lordosis?

Can you tell me about treatment available for lordosis?

Yes it is: Two main things that need to be worked on is loss of extra abdominal weight and core strengthening. Beyond that, postural change is important as well. Discuss physical therapy with your physician for a core strengthening program. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of lordosis?

A matter of extremes: The lumbar spine (lower back) has what is known as a lordotic curve, naturally. You do not want to lose the natural curves. You want to get them back to your normal. ...Read more

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What does loss of lumbar lordosis mean? And what is the best treatment? What should I avoid? Can i excercise or go for morning walks?

See below: A loss of lumbar lordosis means that the natural curvature of the lumbar spine straightens out. This can be seen with arthritis of the spine as well as tightening of the muscles in the lumbar area. Some people have less lordosis than others so it is not always a problem. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for lordosis?

How do you get tested for lordosis?

Exam, X-ray, MRI: Typically a physical exam is needed first. Checking range of motion, making sure all nerves are functioning well. Then an x-ray of lumbar spine can be helpful. If there is back pain, and physical therapy and other treatments have not been helpful, then an MRI is indicated. ...Read more