Lumbar lordosis simply means that one's back is curved more than normal. Straightening of the lumbar lordosis is a process in which the back is straightened to be a more natural curve.
Lordosis is an accentuated backward-bending curve of the lumbar spine.
The term for this is lordosis.
Lordosis is a backward curvature of the spine, while kyphosis is a forward curvature of the spine. The term lumbar referrs to the lower back. In the lumbar region the back is supposed to have lordosis. So loss of lordosis is when the natural curvature of the spine is absent. In other words, instead of the normal and necessary inward curve, the spine is straight. This can lead to misalignment of the pelvis causing lower back or knee pain.
An increase in the outward curvature of the lumbar spine is often referred to as flattening of the lumbar lordosis.
loss of lordosis
Slight loss of normal lumbar lordosis is a subjective evaluation by the radiologist of the alignment of the lumbar vertebrae which should form a forward facing curve on the lateral x-ray of the lumbar spine. It is a highly subjective evaluation and for the most part, when slight, can not be inferred to have any specific meaning. A normal lumbar spine may seem to have a slight loss of lordosis. Pain, muscle spasm, arthrosis and a host of other conditions may be associated with the finding.
Lordosis is an abnormal curvature of the lumbar spine. It causes people to appear as if they were arching their lower back and sticking their buttocks out. Usually there are no physical symptoms of lordosis, although occasionally there may be some back pain if the lordosis is especially severe.