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What does straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis mean?

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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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 is meant by straightening of expected lumbar lordosis?

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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What does: There is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis, with minimal anterolisthesis of C2 on C3 and C3 on C4 mean after a car accident?

What does: There is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis, with minimal anterolisthesis of C2 on C3 and C3 on C4 mean after a car accident?

If this is from a CT: -scan, & you have minimal symptoms it's just the way your neck appears. The straightening can B due 2 positioning or muscle spasms. If this was due 2 ligamentous injury it would B very painful, & U should B Cn by a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Straightening of the mid cervical lordosis with muscle spasm or strain means what?

Straightening of the mid cervical lordosis with muscle spasm or strain means what?

Xray: This is just a xray comment that states your muscles are tight causing the spine to look more flat than it normally would if your muscles were not tight. The neck normally has a curvature to it, when tight muscles are pulling on it, they will straighten out the curve so to speak. ...Read more

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I made an xray on my back and left leg, What does this mean? 'straightening of the lumbar lordosis reflecting muscle spasm'

I made an xray on my back and left leg, What does this mean? 'straightening of the lumbar lordosis reflecting muscle spasm'

Muscle spasm: The term lordosis refers to the normal inward curvature of the lumbar spine the lower part of your spinee. So that curve is now straight because your muscles are in spasm. Try muscle relaxers and NSAIDS to start to get some relief. The curve will come back. ...Read more

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What does reversal venous normal lordosis mean?

What does reversal venous normal lordosis mean?

Deformity in spine: I assume it is a reversal of the cervical lordosis; which normal means there is a tightness/ spasm of the neck muscle probably second to pain ...Read more

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What is straightening of the cervical lordosis?

What is straightening of the cervical lordosis?

See below: Lordosis refers to the natural curve in your neck. You can see this when you get a lateral x-ray of your neck. When you are experiencing muscles spasms in your neck or if you have a poor posture, the normal "curve" in your neck will straighten out. You essentially "lose" or "straighten" the cervical lordosis. ...Read more

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What does lumber lordosis maintained mean?

What does lumber lordosis maintained mean?

Good thing: When you look at your spine from the side, the lumbar spine is supposed to normally have this sway (lordosis), to allow your head to be over your shoulders and over your waist. The report implies that your lumbar spine has the normal sway. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does loss of lordosis mean?

Can docs explain what does loss of 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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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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What is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis?

What is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis?

Lordosis: Normally the neck area, or cervical spine, has a curve where the middle part bends out toward the front of the body. The xray here shows a loss of some of that normal curve. Losing this curve can be caused by many things including poor posture, neck muscle strain or osteoporosis. The most common cause is muscle strain often from bending over a computer. A chiropractor can help correct this. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for straightening if the cervical lordosis?

Options: Typically the options are anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, and physical therapy. Anything further such as injections or surgery would only be considered under severe circumstances. ...Read more

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What does reversal of the cervical lordosis mean?

Reversal of neck: Cervical lordosis is the position of the neck when the head is upright. Reversal means a flattening of this normal position, usually due to muscle spasm. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a loss of cervical lordosis?

Muscle spasm: Almost always from muscle spasm. Straightens out)temporarily) the normal spine curvature in the neck. Treat the spasm. ...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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Is straightening of normal cervical lordosis normal after a bad car accident?

Often: The normal curvature of the cervical spine is often straightened or even reversed in muscle strain / sprain of the neck region. ...Read more

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Mild loss of the usual lordosis suggesting spasm what's this mean? Could it b serous it was on my MRI they did on me n dec2012

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Mild loss of the usual lordosis suggesting spasm what's this mean? Could it b serous it was on my MRI they did on me n dec2012

Back pain?: There is a usual amount of spinal curvature called lordosis; if the spine looks uncharacteristically straight, it might be due to a muscle spasm of the paraspinal muscles. It may explain back pain, with therapy directed at the muscle spasm providing relief. ...Read more

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I have lordosis or kyphosis. S shaped spine & pigeon type chest. Is there a non-surgical way to straighten my spine and chest? How long is treatment?

I have lordosis or kyphosis. S shaped spine & pigeon type chest. Is there a non-surgical way to straighten my spine and chest? How long is treatment?

Scoliosis: No. Surgery is the only option to straighten the spine. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, pain management and bracing can reduce the pain associated with scoliosis. It is important to be followed by a surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced (more than 40 degrees then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have minimal cervicothoracic scoliosis and loss of cervical lordosis?

Translation: The spine at the neck usually has a gentile curve forward then back creating a bow like appearance when seen from the side. Lack of cervical lordosis means it has lost this curve. Cervicothoracic is just a term locating what they see as a slight curve (side to side) in the upper back. ...Read more