Lordosis is a condition where there is an increased inner curvature of the spine in lumbar region.

It’s also called lower cross syndrom. In which muscle surroundind the hip and the spine become tense or weak.
» Achondroplasia – bones do not grow normally, leading to the short stature.
» Spondylolisthesis – the vertebrae in the lower back slip forward.
» Osteoporosis – vertebra become fragile and can easily be broken.
» Obesity – can cause lordosis.
» Kyphoysis – can lead to lordosis
» Discitis – the inflammation of intervertebral disc
» Benign juvenile lordosis
» Tight lower back muscles
» Excessive visceral fat
» Pregnancy
» Rickets.

C-shape back when seen from a lateral aspect, with the buttocks being more prominent
A large gap between the lower back and the floor when lying on one’s back
Pain and discomfort in the lower back
Problems in moving in certain ways.

Physical examination:
» Palpitaion determines apinal abnormality by feel.
» Rang of Motion measure the degree of movement of flexion,extension,lateral bending,and spinal rotation.
Neurological Evalution:
» Assessment of symptoms- pain,numbness,paresthesias,extremity sesation and motor function,muscle spasm,weaknessand bowel/bladder changes.
» Spine AP,PA and lateral view of the spine X-ray taken.
»  Cobbs angel measure degree of the lordosis in AP view of X-ray.

Non surgical treatment:
» Medication- NSIADS And Analgesics.
» Physiotherapy- spine strength and flexibility exercise and increse Rang Of Motion.
» Braces- control the curve progression.
» Reduced body weight.

Physiotherapy exercise:

» Anterior-Posterior tilting
» Modified Ball Bridging
» Gluteal streaching
» Cat and Camel
» Hamstring streaching
» Knee to chest
» Trunk Rotation
» Abdominal crunch.


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