Lordosis is a spinal deformity that occurs due to greater curvature of the spinal column than what is normal. It affects the spine at various points and manifests as improper body posture and pain that arises due to strain.
Treatment is necessary, but to address the problem correctly, a physiatrist examination and appropriate therapy are required.
Visit our Fizionova Center for a detailed screening and then proper treatment for this and similar issues related to the musculoskeletal system.
For the treatment of lordosis at Fizionova, call 011/21 00 588 to schedule an appointment.
Based on a comprehensive examination and a description of the issues, our physiatrists will determine the type of lordosis and prescribe one of the treatment protocols.
Our Protocol 2, Protocol 4, and Protocol 36, combine therapeutic procedures and equipment to achieve the best results for treating lordosis. The patient's condition is continuously monitored during treatment, and the therapy is adjusted to achieve the desired results as quickly as possible.
The focused FSWT therapy and Traction table are involved in the entire process to expedite the spine's return to its proper position.
The use of focused FSWT therapy in lordosis treatment?
Focused FSWT therapy is the most advanced technology for regeneration and recovery and will greatly assist in the most efficient treatment of lordosis. This device emits high-density acoustic waves at depths ranging from 1.5 cm to 12 cm, promoting the recovery of bones, tendons, and all soft tissues.
Given that the spine is composed of vertebrae, soft discs, and nerves, this is the right device for relieving pain and correcting the spinal column.
We are not innovative just because of this device; we are also able to relieve patient discomfort using the Traction table. In addition to relieving pain, it also increases the intervertebral space, making it an excellent additional therapeutic procedure for spine problems and accelerating recovery.
What is lordosis, and how do we know if we are suffering from it?
The spinal column is naturally curved to absorb the load and weight it carries. When these curvatures exceed what is normal, it is referred to as a spinal deformity or lordosis. Recognizing advanced lordosis is not difficult because it can be observed visually, but it is advisable to visit a physiatrist and check body posture as a preventive measure.
With early treatment, changes are easier to correct, so we recommend including regular preventive check-ups at Fizionova Center.
Causes of lordosis - how to recognize lordosis symptoms?
Lordosis more often occurs in individuals who are:
- Stationary for extended periods,
- Have poor posture,
- Have weak muscles.
Changes occur gradually, and that's why we recommend periodic check-ups since our physiatrists can detect even the smallest changes, which are easier to treat. Over time, visible changes in the spine's position occur, followed by pain and stiffness during specific movements.
Do not wait to lose your natural range of motion, and seek help early, as the therapeutic procedure is shorter and spine correction is faster.
Fizionova physiatrists have a high success rate in treating degenerative spinal changes and applying state-of-the-art procedures and techniques.
Types of lordosis - Lumbar and Cervical
There are two areas on the spinal column where lordosis can develop:
- Lumbar lordosis
- Cervical lordosis
Lumbar lordosis occurs in the lumbar region of the spine and is easily detected by a simple examination at our physiatry centre. When a patient lies on a flat surface and there is more space between the lower back and the support, it is clear evidence that lordosis has developed in the lower back. When standing, the spine is clearly arched sideways in the lower back, while the buttocks and upper spine are protruded.
This is a characteristic form that occurs in advanced lordosis when it affects normal functioning. In contrast to lumbar lordosis, the less common form is neck lordosis, but we have encountered and successfully treated this form of spinal deformity at Fizionova.
Cervical lordosis is characterized by increased curvature of the cervical spine, causing the neck and shoulders to bend forward. Only professionals can recognize the initial form, but when the changes become more pronounced, they are visible to the naked eye, accompanied by pain in the neck and shoulders that will prompt you to seek help.
Why it's important to prevent the onset of lordosis in a timely manner?
At Fizionova Center, you can receive advice on preventing lordosis, which consists of exercises to strengthen abdominal and back muscles and guidance on performing correct movements and maintaining proper spinal posture.
If left untreated, lordosis significantly affects the quality of life and introduces pain into everyday life. The longer you wait, the more lordosis progresses, and the spinal column has a greater deformity.
Such conditions require a longer therapeutic procedure that primarily improves the range of motion, reduces pain, and prevents surgery in cases where there is a risk of neurological damage.
Lordosis affects all age groups, and our patients can also be children, as spinal deformities can occur from a very early age.
Lordosis in children
We recommend bringing your children for a check-up to ensure the health of the musculoskeletal system and show how to ensure proper spinal development in children through simple corrective exercises. It is important to have a physiatrist examine your children at the earliest age and regularly monitor the development of their musculature.
We are available for all consultations and questions because we know how important it is to monitor all changes and detect them early, especially in young people who are still growing.
If you notice any changes in your spine, do not wait for the condition to worsen. Instead, schedule an examination and receive appropriate therapy at Fizionova.
A healthy spinal posture is achieved through prevention and adequate treatment of existing spinal deformities.
Schedule an examination at Fizionova Center, where you will receive the expert opinion and protocols for proper treatment.
For a life without pain and full range of motion, for the health of the spine, call us at 011/21 00 588 and take the first step toward healing.
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Dr Jelena Kluz-Đurđević, a specialist in physical medicine
After a conversation with the patient, Dr. Jelena will conduct an examination to obtain a more comprehensive view of your health status, helping to determine whether it's an injury or a diagnosis.
The examination lasts for 30 minutes and includes: