lumbar lordosis

lumbar lordosis

[TA]
the normal, anteriorly convex curvature of the lumbar segment of the vertebral column; lumbar lordosis is a secondary curvature of the vertebral column, acquired postnatally as the upright posture is assumed when one learns to walk.

lum·bar lor·do·sis

(lŭm'bahr lōr-dō'sis) [TA]
The normal, anteriorly convex curvature of the lumbar segment of the vertebral column; a secondary curvature, acquired postnatally as the upright posture is assumed when one learns to walk.
Synonym(s): lordosis lumbalis [TA] .
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On examination, he had mild bowing of legs, marked lumbar lordosis, thoracic scoliosis, pectus carinatum and flat feet (Figure 1).
Lumbosacral (LSA), lumbar lordosis, and thoracic kyphosis angles were measured using a digital inclinometer (Baseline[R]; Fabrication Enterprises Inc., White Plains, NY USA).
Associated findings like loss of lumbar lordosis, reduced motion of spine, tilted spine and local vertebral tenderness were also looked for.
--angle of lumbar lordosis: angle formed by the apex of lumbar lordosis and the Th12 and L5 spinous processes,
Prone position is the common position used for access to the spine during spinal surgery, which could cause an increase in lumbar lordosis and minimized foramen height.
There was no statistically significant difference between women and men regarding lumbar lordosis angle, sacro-horizontal angle and lumbosacral angle (p>0.05).
Exercises can increase the activation of paravertebral muscles, improve the stability and coordination of lumbar spine, improve lumbar lordosis angle and adjust the lumbar alignment and subsequently it can result in the relief of nerve compression, and the symptoms including pain and disability are improved in patients with LSS.2,14,15 Compared with exercise therapy, lumbar decompressive laminectomies can relieve pain immediately, but it can't strengthen the power of muscles and flexibility of joints.
(20.) Sparrey CJ, Bailey JF, Safaee M, Clark AJ, Lafage V, Schwab F, Smith JS, Ames CP, Etiology of lumbar lordosis and its pathophysiology : a review of the evolution of lumbar lordosis, and the mechanics and biology of lumbar degeneration, Neurosurg Focus 2014;36(5):E1.
[5] According to previous studies,[7,8] the shortening of the iliopsoas muscle induced abnormal loading on the lumbar spine and mainly caused increased lumbar lordosis and anterior tilting of the pelvis.