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    Physio for hypolordosis?

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    I had an xray to begin figuring out why I've had back pain for 10 yrs (from the age of 18 after a weight lifting injury). The xray showed that I have hypolordosis and the doctor who looked at the xray told me that it was likely due to a pinched nerve and a resulting inflammation and muscle spasms which have caused me to have hypolordosis over time... Does this sound right?? I can see from the xray that I clearly have hypolordosis and frequently suffer back pain from lifting things, or moving patients on the floor in the hospital (i'm a nurse), and it's even affected my ability to run etc... Is there physiotherapy that can help this? The only other post I found in this forum on hypolordosis says that physio can't help it... I hope that's not true... otherwise, tough luck for me and the rest of my life!

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    Edit: I should have mentioned, it's lumbar hypolordosis


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    Re: Physio for hypolordosis?

    dear Ivoryce,

    The diagnosis hyperlordosis is a descriptive one.....your curve can differ depending on how you were standing during the Xray for example.

    Physiotherapy or exercisetherapy can certainly help..... to:
    check your posture, muscle strength, coordination, balance etc etc.

    It is possible you are hypermobile and that all you do is relax your muscles and lean into you ligaments.
    It is possible you strained and damaged a ligament during the weightlifting.
    It is possible that your trunk muscles are weak and your posture "bad".
    It is possible that your lifting techniques are/were not too good.

    All of this can be "treated".
    I was given the same diagnosis when I was 16 and had a round of exercise therapy. Therapy consisted of strength and posture awareness mostly. That has helped me all my life. I became a physio much later and was very aware I had to look after my posture and take care of myself. In doing so, I can say that I have rarely have backaches at all in these past years (im 59 now). The only difference in my case, being that there had been no trauma.

    So, do not dispair! find a physiotherapist to suit your needs.

    good luck

    Esther


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    Re: Physio for hypolordosis?

    It's hypolordosis I have, or (kyphosis?) - my lumbar spine is too straight, from weight lifting...

    It was while doing bicep curls, freeweights at the same time, where I increased the weight to 20lbs on each side and did too many reps... I threw my back into the range of motion to accomodate the increase in weight with my muscles not yet able to fully accomodate and immediately afterwards had lower back pain which slowly increased throughout that evening to the point where i had significant pain... The pain lasted for months and it was even difficult to walk at that times; straightening out my back took some effort....

    Is there any physiotherapists who can suggest some ideas as to what I might have done? The doc who reviewed my xray said the hypolordosis is likely being caused by inflammation and muscle spasms... She also said that there wasn't any real indication of a herniated disc on the xray.

    Can it be ligament damage like Esther suggested?

    And what can I do to begin correcting it? I am in a small community at present and it isn't easy to get to physio... In Jan/Feb I likely can, however. Until then, are there things I can do on my own to begin correcting this problem?

    thanks.

    Also, I wasn't standing for my xray - I was laying. I dont think they do standing xrays, do they?


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    Lightbulb Re: Physio for hypolordosis?

    Let us at first hope to u fast full recovery;

    Yes,I do agree with the response of esthru,and may I can add that,its not a proper means to evaluate and give plan of treatment via internet,any how some can interven for help:

    -Mckenzi exercises can help to get yours lordosis at lumber area

    -Care should be taken during lifting[any iteam],waking up from bed,sitting behaviour,posture during all Activities of daily living,type of bed matress,

    Cheers,


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    Re: Physio for hypolordosis?

    I agree. The McKenzie Extension should be your friend. When your pain comes on from lifting things and bending then you should be working the opposite movement and taking care to maintain lordosis while working.
    I suggest finding a mckenzie trained physiotherapist.
    The McKenzie Institute - Certified Clinic Directory - there are some there in canada.
    Good luck with it all


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    Re: Physio for hypolordosis?

    We recommend the Physio Shop - www.physioshop.co.uk
    Thanks for all the responses... I will try what you've recommended.

    ivoryce



 

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