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What're the symptoms of lordosis?

Lordosis often causes no symptoms, but it may be associated with increased strain on the lower back. This may cause low back pain. The buttocks appear prominent as a result of the excessive arching. Each child may experience symptoms differently. The major clinical feature of lordosis is a prominence of the buttocks. Symptoms will vary depending if lordosis occurs with other defects, such as muscular dystrophy, developmental dysplasia of the hip, or neuromuscular disorders. Back pain, pain down the legs, and changes in bowel and bladder habits are not commonly associated with lordosis. A child experiencing these types of symptoms requires further medical evaluation by a physician. The symptoms of lordosis may resemble other spinal conditions or deformities, or may be a result of an injury or infection. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.


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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