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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?

Loss of normal curve: Our cervical spine (neck) typically is curved with the head and shoulder portions slightly behind the mid neck portion. That is similar to your low back curvature. Both are termed lordosis. It is opposite to the curve of your back at the ribs, called kyphosis. Loss of lordosis in the neck is usually from spasm, or side view x-rays with your head on too-high a pillow. ...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