Lordosis is an excessive forward curvature of the spine, usually in
the lower back, which causes a person to have a swayed back. Any abnormal
curvature of the spine can cause back pain.
Lordosis may be present at birth (congenital) or may be associated
with an inherited trait. Other causes include slippage of a lower back bone
(vertebra) and inflammation in the spinal discs.
Lordosis usually does not require treatment unless it interferes
with flexibility of the spine.
March 12, 2012
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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