What is lordosis?
Also known as: lumbar lordosis, swayback
The lumbar is the lower portion of the spine. When it curves inward, this state is known as lordosis. A little bit of lordosis is normal, but a more severe curve can be problematic. This condition is known as swayback.
What causes lordosis?
A vertebrae slipping out of position (spondylolisthesis) is a common cause of lordosis. Other medical conditions like muscular dystrophy can also cause it, as can certain activities like gymnastics.
Reviewed by: Stephen Graham George Jr., MD
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