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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Physiotherapy and Lordosis

Lordosis Posture defaulted

Bismillahirahmanirahim , Today i want to share some info regarding a posture defaulted that always haunted a people and will create a problem in a long term especially it one of the source of the back pain.

What are we know about lordosis ?
Lordosis is a disorder of the spine in the lower back that have excessive curvature, spine arched backwards excessively so as if the bones pulled forward. This condition is the opposite of kyphosis (hunchback). People with lordosis often lower back. When viewed from the left side of the patient's lower back form the letter "C". Moreover, it would appear that the abdomen and buttocks look more prominent.

As we understand in human spine, Spine naturally has a curvature in the neck, upper back and lower back to help absorb shock and support the weight of the head. Lordosis occurs when the natural curve in the lower back (lordotic curve), or lumbar region, curved than normal. This can cause excess pressure on the spine and will causing pain.

What is Cause of the lordosis ?

Often, lordosis appears in childhood with no known cause. This is called benign juvenile lordosis. However, lordosis may affect people at all ages.

Another potential cause of lordosis include
  • Poor posture 
  • Obesity Osteoporosis (brittle bones due to age)
  •  discitis (interference disks between the bones of the spine)
  •  Kyphosis (curvature exaggerated in the upper back)
  •  Spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra slips forward or backward relative to vertabra next)
  •  Achondroplasia ( a form of dwarfism )
How is lordosis diagnosed?
 The easiest way to check the lordosis is to lie on your back on a hard surface. You should be able to slide your hand under your lower back, with a little space. If you have lordosis, it will be left lots of wiggle room between the hands and the lower back.

The Orthopedic doctor makes a diagnosis of lordosis by observing a complete medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. Diagnostic procedures may include:

  • Xray. To view the condition of the bones through tests imaging with X-rays. 
  • Bone Scan. A bone scan is a nuclear imaging method to evaluate changes in degenerative and / or arthritis in the joints; to detect bone diseases and tumors; to determine the cause of bone pain or inflammation. This test to rule out cases of infection or fracture. 
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This diagnostic procedure uses a combination of electromagnetic waves and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. This test is done to rule out related disorders of the spinal cord and nerves. 
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan. This diagnostic imaging procedure uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce image slices horizontally, or axial. CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, and organs. CT scan is more detailed than X-rays in general.
What is the step action we need to take when we have diagnosed by lordosis ?

If the lordotic curve corrects itself when you bend forward (flexible curve), then you do not need to seek treatment. However, if, when bent, there are still remnants of lordotic curve (curve inflexible), it must seek treatment.
Additionally, you should seek treatment if you experience any of the following conditions: 
  • pain 
  • muscle spasms 
  • tingling or 
  • numbness difficulty urinating or defecating.
Treatment aims to help improve the curvature so that it can help prevent complications later in life, such as arthritis and chronic back pain. Treatment of lordosis will depend on the severity of the curvature of the spine and the presence of other symptoms. Treatment options include:

  • Medication to reduce pain and swelling 
  • Physical therapy (to help build muscle strength) 
  • Yoga (to increase body awareness, strength, flexibility, and range of motion)
  •  Lose weight to reduce the burden of spinal backers (children and adolescents)
  •  Operations ( in severe cases)
What impact, if not treated?
For most people, this condition does not cause significant health problems if left untreated. However, because the spine is responsible for a lot of movement and flexibility, it is important to keep the spine to keep it healthy. If severe lordosis is not treated, it can cause an increased risk of problems in the spine, legs, and internal organs function , the worse is it can cause you have a risk to get a frequent low back pain .wallahuaklam




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