Lumbar lordosis

What is Lumbar lordosis?

The term lordosis refers to the normal inward curvature of the lumbar and cervical regions of the spine. Excessive lordosis or hyperlordosis can happen and lumbar hyperlordosis is commonly referred to as sway back, hollow back or saddle back, a term that originates from the similar condition that arises in some horses. A major factor of lordosis is forward pelvic tilt, when the pelvis tips forward when resting on top of the thighs. Curvature in the opposite direction is termed kyphosis. Sometimes the word lordosis is used to mean "hyperlordosis" but this is incorrect use of the word.

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my husband has the condition of loss of lumbar lordosis...his mri also shows a left paracentral disc protrusion with posterior annular tear at...

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Dear Sir,

Yes this condition needs to be treated by surgery only and you should not think twice about it.

Dr. Shruti

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Mr findings straightened lumbar lordosis spondylotic changes with tiny marginal osteophytes of opposing G VEPS raduced bright T2 signal of L4/5...

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According to report,you have degenerative disc disease of lumbar spine.
Degenerative changes occurs in spine due to...

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Hi Doctor this is nargis I am suffering from severe neck pain stiffness and swelling on my neck following my left shoulder been treating from 2 yrs...

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You did not mentioned your age, get your MRI cervical spine done to know the exact cause of your pain and stiffness and keep doing isometric...

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