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What causes lordosis?

The cause of lordosis is unknown. However, lordosis may be associated with poor posture, a congenital (present at birth) problem with the vertebrae, neuromuscular problems, back surgery, or a hip problem. Lordosis can affect persons of any age. Certain conditions can contribute to this condition, including achondroplasia, discitis, kyphosis, obesity, osteoporosis and spondylolisthesis. In a condition called "Sheuermann's kyphosis," the vertebrae that make up the spine take on a wedged shape instead of the normal cylindrical shape. This usually happens during adolescence and may be due to increased pressure on the growing vertebrae, mild osteoporosis (a decrease in the density of the bones), or by abnormalities in the vertebral growth cartilage.


More information on lordosis

What is lordosis? - Lordosis is an increased curvature of the normally curved lumbar spine. When the spine curves too far inward, the condition is called lordosis or swayback.
What causes lordosis? - Lordosis may be associated with poor posture, a congenital problem with the vertebrae, neuromuscular problems, back surgery, or a hip problem.
What're the symptoms of lordosis? - Symptoms of lordosis vary depending if lordosis occurs with other defects, including muscular dystrophy, developmental dysplasia of the hip.
How is lordosis diagnosed? - Lordosis is diagnosed based on a history and physical exam. Doctor will take the patient's medical history and perform a physical examination.
What's the treatment for lordosis? - The goal of treatment is to stop the progression of the curve and prevent deformity. Non-operative treatment may include bracing and physical therapy.
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