A normal spine, when viewed from behind, appears straight. However, a spine affected by lordosis shows evidence of a curvature of the back bones (vertebrae) in the lower back area, giving the child a swayback appearance.
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches lordosis
Early detection is key to treating lordosis. At Children's, the Spinal Program takes a three-pronged approach to treating your child's abnormal back curves: observation, physical therapy and bracing. Only the most severe cases of lordosis would require surgery.