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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Lumbar 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 falling cause lumbar lordosis?

Can falling cause lumbar lordosis?

Normal: Lumbar lordosis simply means the normal backward curve of the low back. It is not an injury. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
54 doctors shared insights

Lumbar 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 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 can I address lumbar lordosis?

How can I address lumbar lordosis?

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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for '' straightening of lumbar lordosis '' and '' straightening of cervical spine '' ?

No treatment needed: This often a variant of spinal shape that can be seen on radiographs when somebody is lying down on a flat table. Unless ther is severe pain no treatment is needed. If it is associated with a muscle spasm, pt can help. ...Read more

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Loss of normal lumbar lordosis can be cured by medicine?

lumbar lordosis: Straightening of the spine is not cured by medicine unless it is due to spasms which is uncommon. ...Read more

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Would losing weight help rid of lumbar lordosis?

Would losing weight help rid of lumbar lordosis?

Lumbar lordosis: Not necessarily. Your spine may be set in that position because it has been like that for years. In that case, losing weight may not correct it. It is possible, but probably not likely. ...Read more

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How can I get pain relief from exaggerated lumbar lordosis?

How can I get pain relief from exaggerated lumbar lordosis?

Posture: Work on your posture particularly your pelvis, consider consulting a physical therapist. ...Read more

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37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia.Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?

Joint/Back pain: You have a difficult problem because of your history. You should seek the advice of a qualified physiatrist who specializes in spine care. Preferentially they should work in the same practice as a spine surgeon so you can get both opinions. ...Read more

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How can I address lumbar lordosis?

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. ...Read more

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Loss of lumbar lordosis solutions?

Loss of lumbar lordosis solutions?

PT: If it's functional then exercises with therapy may improve posture. A true structural kyphosis/loss of lordosis is only fixed with surgery. ...Read more

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Can falling cause lumbar lordosis?

Normal: Lumbar lordosis simply means the normal backward curve of the low back. It is not an injury. ...Read more

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How can I fix excessive lumbar lordosis?

Two main things: First, if you are carrying extra abdominal weight, loose that. Second, core strengthening is one of the most important things to correct posture and strengthening supporting architecture. Beyond those two things, postural correction is important as well, but that tends to go in line with core strengthening. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lumbar lordosis?

What are the symptoms of lumbar lordosis?

Usually none: Lumbar lordosis is the normal sway of the back when looking from the side. It is not something that is painful unless it is exaggerated too much or too little which alters the natural balance of the spine and can lead to muscular pain &/or facet joint pain. ...Read more

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Can an accident cause loss of lumbar lordosis?

Muscle spasm: The most common reason you will hear the term. ...Read more

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What does the word loss of lumbar lordosis look like?

More flat: It means there is normally a curve outward in the lower part of the back. Loss of this normal curve can mean spasm or injury. If it doesn't hurt it may mean nothing at all. ...Read more

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Loss of normal lumbar lordosis can be cured by medicine?

lumbar lordosis: Straightening of the spine is not cured by medicine unless it is due to spasms which is uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lumbar lordosis?

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

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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