Of Low Back Pain
Causes of Low Back Pain
Lordosis is a disorder defined by an excessive inward curve of the spine. It
differs from the spine's normal curves at the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar
regions, which are, to a degree, either kyphotic or lordotic. The spine's natural
curves position the head over the pelvis and work as shock absorbers to distribute
mechanical stress during movement.
Lordosis can be found in all age groups. It primarily affects the lumbar spine,
but does occur in the neck (cervical). When found in the lumbar spine, the
patient may appear swayback, the buttocks more prominent, and in general an
exaggerated posture. A lumbar lordosis can be painful sometimes affecting movement.
Certain disease processes can adversely affect the structural integrity of
the spine and contribute to lordosis. Some common causes include achondroplasia,
discitis, kyphosis, obesity, osteoporosis, and spondylolisthesis.
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