Alternate Names : Swayback, Hollow Back, Saddle Back
Lordosis refers to an abnormal bending of the spine. In lordosis, the curve of the spine arches forward.
What is going on in the body?
The normal spine has a slight degree of lordosis in the neck and lower back regions. It bends forward in the chest area. In excessive lordosis, there is a greater arching of the spine, especially in the lower back.
What are the causes and risks of the condition?
Specific causes of excessive lordosis include:
achondroplasia, which is the abnormal conversion of cartilage into bone that results in dwarfism
spondylolisthesis, or the slipping forward of one vertebra on top of the one below