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What does "Loss of lumber lordosis" mean?

Feb 2018
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My LS Spine AP/ Lat View Xray report showed following finding; 1.Loss of lumber lordosis 2. Minimal Marginal osteophytosis 3.L5/L1 disc space is dimnished 4. Posterior elements and soft tissue are normal 5 XXXXXXX SI joints. Please suggest the treatment on above findings.
Posted Tue, 18 Mar 2014 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Go for an MRI Detailed Answer: Hi. As per history provided here , you are a male of just 33 years of age. The X-ray is just an indicative investigation and you need to undergo an MRI of the region to confirm and get the proper diagnosis which guides for the further management. The positive findings on x-ray noted and the final treatment would be decided by the exact picture an MRI will show. The medical treatment according to your x-ray would be to give the area the rest and may be a lumbar belt. Avoid sudden and jerky movements to the back. Get the clinical examination done to decide whether there is any neurological deficits and so on in a lower limbs and to have neurological evaluation. The treatment would be to take bed rest, antiinflammatory medicines, avoid sudden movements of the body over the spine, mild laxative if you have constipation. MRI will guide for further management.
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Follow-up: What does "Loss of lumber lordosis" mean? 21 hours later
Dear Doctor, Thanks for your valuable suggestion.i want to know more about neurological deficits. Am I fit for running and physical exercise ?
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Depends on symptoms and MRI findings Detailed Answer: Hi. Your fitness for running and physical exercises will depend upon your Symptoms and MRI findings. Requesting you to post here the symptoms you are going through, so that we can discuss more.
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