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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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine revealed a loss of normal cervical lordosis and mild degenerative changes of the intervertebral discs with a protrusion at the C5-C6 level.
5] found that children with skeletal class III showed a significantly lower angle of cervical lordosis than those with class I and II.
Cages cervical interbody with additional anchoring system allowing for a smooth playback of cervical lordosis after implantationGroup 10.
Plain cervical spine X-ray normal except for loss of cervical lordosis.
Radiographs were reviewed for the following features: loss of cervical lordosis, odontoid process erosion, anterior atlantoaxial subluxation, C1-C2 arthritis, atlantoaxial impaction, inflammation of disc, apophyseal joint arthritis, anterior ankylosis, apophyseal joint ankylosis, anterior and posterior subaxial subluxation and growth disturbances.
Inclusion criteria consisted of: (1) Consecutive or nonconsecutive multifocal (affecting more than three levels) spinal cord compression on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); (2) preoperative cervical lordosis >10[degrees]; (3) clinical symptoms matching radiographic imaging and MRI; and (4) operated on by one of two appointed surgeons.
CT showed abolition of the physiological cervical lordosis, bones, and joints without fracture and damage; spinal canal width was preserved and small hyperintensive areas in the spinal cord at the level of C1-C5 suggested bleeding.
An example might be a simultaneous deepening of lumbar lordosis and cervical lordosis at the time of increase of thoracic kyphosis.
1) (29) as follows: the patient lay supine with a stabilizer pressure biofeedback unit under the suboccipital region that was inflated to 20 mmHg to fill the space of the cervical lordosis.
Determining the relationship between cervical lordosis and neck complaint.