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Lordosis

Lordosis

Overview

Lordosis is excessive curvature in the lumbar portion of the spine, which gives a swayback appearance.

Update Date 2/15/2016

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.