Alignment of the spine. Normally, the spine has curvatures. In the cervical and lumbar spine, it is called a lordotic curvature, while the thoracic is called kyphotic. The degree of curvature has normal parameters. When they are increased due to injury, the curvature can be lost (straightened) or increased (increased lordosis, increased kyphosis). These abnormal findings are due to several reasons. Lordosis is opposite to kyphosis. The term refers to abnormally increased curvature (hollow back, saddle back, swayback) and to the normal curvature (normal lordosis).
A postural defect characterized by excessive anterior curvature of the spine(Backto Top) Mastery learning: Model of instruction whereby frequent feedback is given to the learner and a large percentage of learners can attain at least minimal success in a unit of instruction
The normal curve of the lumbar spine, which is maintained to balance the thoracic kyphosis. The shape of the lumbar lordosis can be changed by tilting the pelvis forward or backwards. The apex of the curve points anteriorly.
the spine has two normal lordotic curves. When these curves are neither exaggerated nor decreased, the spine is at its strongest. When the lower lordotic curve is exaggerated, usually due to poor posture, the facet joints are put under strain. Eventually, this can lead to wear and tear, causing facet joint syndrome.
A normal curvature of the lower back; this can also refer to an excessive inward curvature (hyperlordosis) or lack of curvature in the lumbar area (hypolordosis); Hyperlordosis predisposes the participant to a higher risk of injury.
An abnormal anterior curve, usually found in the lumbar region, and as such is an exaggeration of the normal anterior curve (avoid use of the term "normal lordosis"); often called "hollow back." It is accompanied by anterior pelvic tilt and hip joint flexion. If used without any modifying word, it refers to lumbar lordosis. In the thoracic region, occasionally, there is a slight lordosis which is a reversal of the normal posterior curve. In a typical forward head position, the neck is in a position of extension that is greater than the normal anterior curve and as such resembles a lordosis. (REFERENCE - "Muscles Testing and Function" By Kendall, McCreary, & Provance)
Lordosis (commonly referred to as swayback or hyper-lordosis) is a medical term used to describe an inward curvature of a portion of the vertebral column.Medical Terminology Systems: A Body Systems Approach, 2005 Two segments of the vertebral column, namely cervical and lumbar, are normally lordotic, that is, they are set in a curve that has its convexity in front and concavity behind, in the context of human anatomy. When referring to the anatomy of other mammals, the direction of the curve is termed ventral. Curvature in the opposite direction, that is, apex posteriorly (humans) or dorsally (mammals) is termed kyphosis.