Lordosis Symptoms & Causes

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What causes lordosis?

The cause of lordosis is unknown. However, lordosis may be associated with poor posture, a congenital (present at birth) problem with the vertebrae, neuromuscular problems, back surgery or a hip problem.

What are the symptoms of lordosis?

Each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms will vary depending if lordosis occurs with other defects, such as muscular dystrophy, developmental dysplasia of the hip, or neuromuscular disorders.

•   The major clinical feature of lordosis is a prominence of the buttocks.
•   Back pain, pain down the legs, and changes in bowel and bladder habits are not commonly associated with
    lordosis. A child experiencing these types of symptoms requires further medical evaluation by a physician.
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