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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Lumbar 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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How to know what exercises can I do to strengthen my back, which has a lower lumbar lordosis?

How to know what exercises can I do to strengthen my back, which has a lower lumbar lordosis?

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

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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?

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

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Can I hit the gym? I have lumbar lordosis with a mild disc bulge and what exercises can I do in the gym.

Can I hit the gym? I have lumbar lordosis with a mild disc bulge and what exercises can I do in the gym.

Low back pain: Isometric exercises that strength core muscle groups are the best. Try working with a personal trainer to help avoid further injury. Common sense will dictate that if a particular exercise makes the pain worse then discontinue that aspect of the exercise program. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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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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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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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What does straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis mean?

Less back curve: The normall backward curve of your low back is straighter than usual it generally believed to be a sign of muscular spasm barring other pathologic conditions, it is a nonspecific incidental xray finding this shape can be found in the asymptomatic and the symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is meant by straightening of expected lumbar lordosis?

Spasm: Typically this is a result of muscle spasm but may also indicate something more serious in your spine manifesting this way. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have lumbar lordosis. What should I do?

Lumbar lordosis: Lumbar lordosis is part of the normal curvature of the lower spine - if you think the curve is increasing then an orthopedic or neurosurgical consultation might be helpful. ...Read more

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So is it a concerning thing if there is straightening of my normal lumbar lordosis?

So is it a concerning thing if there is straightening of my normal lumbar lordosis?

Not necessarily: Straightening of the lumbar curve can occur if your xrays are done lying down so you need to consider how they were done.
Straightening may be temporary from muscle spasm.
If there is concern about "sagittal imbalance" or other structural abnormality of the spine, you would have to get standard scoliosis series to look at all segments of the spine while standing. ...Read more

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My back is paining severely..... I had earlier diagnosed with mild loss of lumbar lordosis..... Please suggest me something....

First, the mild loss: Of lumbar lordosis is a finding, not a diagnosis. It is usually associated with a muscular spasm which can be from multiple diagnoses related to back problems like a muscle pull or disc problem or to non back issues like a kidney stone. If the pain is that severe you need to see a physician who can evaluate you and make a proper diagnosis and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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How can I fix my straight lumbar lordosis?

How can I fix my straight lumbar lordosis?

Ur Normal: Lumbar spine always normally has a lordosis (the type of curve your spine has). Nothing you can do about it. However if your spine is straight without a lordosis, you need to work on core exercises and yoga positions that allow you to improve the natural curve you need. ...Read more

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Could a rear-end accident cause loss of lumbar lordosis?

Yes: While it can cause it from a few things that are more serious and would be causing excessive pain, the main cause of this is from muscle spasms between vertebral structures. As those muscles spasm, they tighten, pulling the lumbar vertebra tight and decreasing the curvature. Discuss with your physician the right type of therapy or intervention for you personally. ...Read more

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I have lumbar lordosis is there any hope? Mike neal

I have lumbar lordosis is there any hope? Mike neal

Sway back: Perhaps you've heard of sway back when the lower back area has an increased curve. If you are having problems with your back, see your family md for evaluation and possible treatment. ...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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is exaggerated lumbar lordosis?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is exaggerated lumbar lordosis?

Exagerated 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 forwarded, causing lumbar spine to shift with it. ...Read more

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Feel like I may have some lumbar lordosis would like to get thoughts judging from picture?

Lumbar lordosis-: -is a normal finding, but varies from person to person. Best 2 see an orthopedic surgeon if you have symptoms ...Read more

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Hi I have mild lumbar lordosis I have been to physio and take medication but nothing seem to be helping so what else can I do?

Stretch/strengthen: This is usually caused by the front of your thighs and hips being too tight, and your abdominal and buttock muscles being too weak. Stretch the front of your thighs and strengthen your abs and gluts EVERY DAY and you should notice some improvement. Chiropractors can also be helpful in making sure all the vertebrae are in alignment to maximize your muscle work. Massage helps, too. ...Read more

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Mu mum has lumbar lordosis sometimes she says she can barly feel it and somstimes she says she can barely move what medication can she take?

Is there pain?: Lordosis is the normal low back curvature. If it gets increased, it can be due to pain, weakness or increased pressure. Nsaids (ibuprofen, Naproxen are over the counter meds) and muscle relaxants may be helpful for the pain, but should be avoided if the right set of exercises, heat/ice, or intermittent use of a back brace helps. ...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


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