What is lordosis?

Lordosis is an abnormal vertebral curvature of the lumbar spine. It also involves an anterior tilt of the pelvis and hip flexion. This curvature may result from obesity, spondylolisthesis, or osteoporosis.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Training Education Program.)

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