Spine Archive: Lordosis

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Causes of Lordosis

Unnatural spinal back-bowing curvature and other spinal deformities can be found here in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

Achondroplasia (abnormal bone growth), spondylolisthesis (vertebral slippage), and osteoporosis (loss of bone mass) are among the most common causes of lordosis. Obesity can also lead to this abnormal curvature. Because of this, it’s important to live a healthy lifestyle with proper diet, posture, and exercise to ensure your spine is healthy. In children, lumbar hyperlordosis can be the result of a vitamin D deficiency.

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What is Lordosis?

Abnormal curvature of the spine and other spinal abnormalities can be found here in Dr. Leone’s Knowledge Center.

The normal inward curving of the lumbar (lower back) and cervical (upper back) areas of the spine is known as lordosis. When this curvature becomes extreme it is called lumbar hyperlordosis or “swayback”. In hyperlordosis, the pelvis is titled and rests on top of the thighs and exhibits a concave direction when the patient is standing at a proper posture.