Don’t Live With Lordosis! Consult with a Chiropractor for Relief
Lordosis, or swayback, is a disruption of normal spinal curvature that results in posture problems, balance issues, and a myriad of other general wellness concerns. The spine has a natural curvature at the neck, torso, and lower back, which positions the head over the pelvis. This curvature is necessary to absorb shock and distribute weight and stress during movement. For people with lordosis, the spine curves inward excessively, disrupting this balance.
Lordosis often occurs during the main stages of spinal development, at a younger age. As a result, it’s generally thought of as a life-long problem. It doesn’t have to be. Chiropractic care may help to correct and manage this condition, enhancing overall spinal health.
If you have lordosis, the Posture Works team of expert chiropractors wants to help! We’ve worked with numerous lordosis patients in San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO, offering holistic, natural treatment programs to assist in correcting spinal curvature.
The damaging effects of lordosis
Lordosis can affect the cervical spine (upper back) or lumbar spine (lower back). Over time, abnormal curvature of the spine leads to forward pelvic tilt, along with muscle spasms and pain. This then shifts the burden of weight distribution and balance to other areas of the body, stressing muscle groups and ligaments, raising the risk of injury.
Along with this, nerve compression becomes a major concern, which can disrupt overall wellness depending on which nerves signals are being blocked. The stress on the affected vertebrae themselves results in symptoms that include disc degeneration, inflammation, headaches, tingling, numbness, and trigger points.
What can a chiropractor do for your lordosis?
Lordosis isn’t life-threatening by any means, but it can have a profoundly negative impact on your overall quality of life. If this condition is left untreated, you will become accustomed to poor posture. This often leads to other chronic spinal conditions and pain in other parts of the body.
Some patients opt for spinal fusion therapy, an invasive and expensive procedure resulting in a long recovery time. It can immediately correct severe cases of lordosis, however it’s highly invasive and often comes with an extended recovery time, as well as rehabilitation. Chiropractic care focuses on treating this condition to improve stability, strengthen muscles, and restore correct posture, without the invasiveness. Some common treatments include:
- Spinal adjustments to correct misalignments in the spine;
- Positional traction to stretch and readjust the vertebrae;
- Orthotics, support pillows, and ergonomic changes to support posture changes;
- Trigger point therapy;
- Therapeutic exercises to strengthen key muscle groups and improve flexibility.
Lordosis is a difficult condition to live with, but chiropractic can be a long-term solution for many patients. Posture Works offers expert chiropractic care for patients in the Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA areas, emphasizing a return to proper spinal curvature. We use the advanced, scientific Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) program to assess your unique condition and map a precise path back to ideal spinal curvature. Contact us today to set up your complimentary consultation.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.