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WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF YOUR LOWER SPINE HAS STRAIGHTENED?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,000
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:38 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi was wondering if anyone could tell me what it means when xrays show your lower spine has straightened? Just recently found out l have wear and tear to both shoulders spine and my lower sine has straightened out. I also have fibromyalgia, graves diease halted by a thyroidectomy. Hd pain for lots of years long story l have posted on introduction forum :) was just wondering if anyone could tell me what it means as l havnt seen anybody yet but l have recieved a letter to attend hospital next week to see a physio. Thanks again xx
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  • Lordosis - is what is referred to as the normal curve of the back. When we started out - we all presumably had some form on lordosis -curvature. The issue is when we have too much or not enough, it makes the vertebra work harder - or raises the articulation points about or below the normal ones.

    Most all of us have some abnormal things in our back, which never cause us pain. Other like myself, have issues that cause pain for years.

    Cheers - C45
  • Sorry Centurion you are wrong. A lordosis is an abnormal inward curvature of the spine. This is unfortunately very similar to the lordotic curve (meaning inwards) of a normal lumbar spine. A number of factors including bad posture, excessive weight and congenital spine problems can accentuate the normal inward curve creating a lordosis, also known as hollow or swayback. Typically the spine has lordotic or inward curves in the cervical and lumbar regions and kyphotic or outward curves in the thoracic and sacral regions.

    I would imagine in your case your spine is not showing the expected inward curve in the lumbar area, but am not sure if this is significant. I know my lordosis has been commented on by numerous medical people, but never really had any treatment specifically for it.
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  • Thanks guys x l sure do suffer from it :(
  • You know something - I have never told anyone that they are wrong, about anything.

    Good bye!
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