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Cervical Lordosis

 
 
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Overview

    • Look For

    • The amount of antero-posterior curvature of the cervical spine.
    • Significance

    • The cervical spine is normally lordosed, and loss of lordosis or hyperlordosis may result in neck pain and headaches.

Loss of Cervical Lordosis

    • Look For

    • Loss of the normal anteriorly-directed curvature of the cervical spine.
    • Causes of Loss of Cervical Lordosis

    • Poor posture
    • Cervical spinal fusion
    • Foreign body in aerodigestive tract

Cervical Hyperlordosis

    • Look For

    • Marked anteriorly directed curvature of the cervical spine.
    • Causes of Hyperlordosis

    • Poor posture
    • Advanced age
Last updated on January 1st, 2017
 
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