Relationship of the lumbar lordosis
angle to the level of termination of the Conus Medullaris and thecal sac.
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.
Some sagittal spinopelvic parameters were lumbar lordosis
(LL) and sacral slope (SS).
--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.
 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.