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What Is Hyperlordosis?

Last updated 3 years ago

Your spine naturally has an inward curve in the lower back and neck area, which is called lordosis. Hyperlordosis, also called swayback, is a condition in which that curve is exaggerated. The sooner hyperlordosis is treated, the less likely it is to cause long-term compilations.

Although the cause of hyperlordosis is often unknown, there are a number of things that increase the risk of developing the condition, including obesity, osteoporosis, disc problems, and hyperkyphosis—an exaggerated outward curve of the spine in the upper back. Some people with hyperlordosis don’t experience any symptoms, while others have back pain. Treatment depends on the severity of the condition and ranges from physical therapy and medications to back surgery to stabilize the spine.

The Spine Center at Brandon Regional Hospital treats a range of back conditions with traditional and minimally invasive surgery. You’ll find comprehensive medical care for your whole family at our Hillsborough County hospital, from our emergency room to our NICU. Get more information by calling (888) 327-2636.

 

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