cervical lordosis

cervical lordosis

[TA]
the normal, anteriorly convex curvature of the cervical segment of the vertebral column; cervical lordosis is a secondary curvature of the vertebral column, acquired postnatally as the infant lifts its head.
Synonym(s): lordosis cervicis [TA], lordosis colli

cervical lordosis

the dorsally concave curvature of the cervical spinal column when seen from the side. Also called cervical curvature.

cer·vi·cal lor·do·sis

(sĕr'vi-kăl lōr-dō'sis) [TA]
The normal, anteriorly convex curvature of the cervical segment of the vertebral column; a secondary curvature, acquired postnatally as the infant lifts its head.
Synonym(s): lordosis cervicis [TA] , lordosis colli.
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Determining the relationship between cervical lordosis and neck complaint.
Cervical spine X-rays revealed flattening of the cervical lordosis with ankylosis and irregularity of the apophyseal joints at the C2-C5 level.
On imaging, plain film findings are typically nonspecific and include thickening of the soft tissues in the prevertebral space and loss of cervical lordosis.
13) A history of spear tackling, which is using the helmet/head as the point of impact when tackling an individual, is worrisome, because the normal protective effect of cervical lordosis is lost upon impact.
Webb and associates described several radiographic signs that were found to be indicative of cervical instability: interspinous widening, vertebral subluxation, vertebral compression fracture, and loss of cervical lordosis.
20) When the normal cervical lordosis is lost, an impact to the top of the head is able to transmit extreme axial forces that can result in severe bony and neurologic injury.
Pathology can be presumed when plain films reveal (1) a foreign body, (2) associated soft-tissue swelling, (3) abnormal gas accumulation in the soft tissue of the neck, (4) and/or a loss of cervical lordosis.
Manufacturers report the positive effects of cervical pillows are due to the restoration and maintenance of the cervical lordosis (Hagino et al.
The lumbar and cervical lordosis play an important role in preventing and treating neck and back pain.