(Swayback; Saddle Back)
|The shadowed spine to the left shows ideal lordosis.|
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- Achondroplasia—a genetic disorder that results in abnormal cartilage growth and dwarfism
- Spondylolisthesis—displaced vertebrae of back
- Neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy
- Congenital abnormalities of the spine
- Back surgery
- Hip disorders
- Poor posture
- Abnormal vertebral bodies—more commonly found in children with hyperlordosis
- Hyperkyphosis—an exaggerated outward curve of the thoracic spine
- Disc problems
North American Spine Society http://www.spine.org
Ortho Info—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://www.orthoinfo.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Association http://www.coa-aco.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation http://www.canorth.org
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Lordosis in children. Boston Children’s Hospital website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1095/mainpageS1095P0.html. Accessed February 7, 2014.
Spine basics. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Ortho Info website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00575. Updated December 2013. Accessed February 7, 2014.
Swayback (Lordosis). Cedars Sinai Health System website. Available at: http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Health-Conditions/Swayback-Lordosis.aspx. Accessed February 7, 2014.
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 02/07/2014 -
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