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74 Possible Causes for Loss of Lumbar Lordosis, Paravertebral Muscle Spasm

  • Osteoporosis

    muscle spasms exacerbated by activity and decreased by lying supine Patients often remain motionless in bed because of fear of causing an exacerbation of pain Acute pain[emedicine.medscape.com] (dowager hump) Subsequent loss of lumbar lordosis A decrease in height of 2-3 cm after each vertebral compression fracture and progressive kyphosis Patients with hip fractures[emedicine.medscape.com] This is followed by a loss of lumbar lordosis.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Chronic spondylitis leads to loss of lumbar lordosis and increased kyphosis which may cause difficulty in breathing which is a serious complication of this disorder.[symptoma.com] In the advanced stages, patients develop loss of lumbar lordosis, buttock atrophy, and an exaggerated thoracic kyphosis with a stooped forward neck sometimes referred to as[patient.co.uk]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe national trends in spinal decompression without fusion and discectomy procedures in the US pediatric inpatient population. METHODS: The Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) was queried for pediatric patients with primary diagnoses of spinal spondylolysis/stenosis or disc[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Vertebral Osteomyelitis

    Vertebral osteomyelitis causes localized back pain and tenderness with paravertebral muscle spasm that is unresponsive to conservative treatment.[merckmanuals.com] , and a loss of lumbar lordosis.[spine-health.com] Article continues below Lumbar infections may also present with pain when standing, irritation of muscles such as the psoas muscle (hip flexor) and hamstring (knee flexor)[spine-health.com]

  • Spondylolisthesis

    Tenderness and spasms of the paravertebral muscles may be present at the level of the vertebral defect and surrounding segments.[veterans.gc.ca] The outcomes included age, sex, operative time, blood loss, and at least 2 years clinical results of Oswestry disability index (ODI), visual analogue scale (VAS), lumbar lordosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] parameters (disk height, degree of spondylolisthesis, slip angle, lumbar lordosis, segmental lordosis, sacropelvic parameters: pelvic incidence, sacral slope, pelvic tile[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Spinal Tuberculosis

    Physical examination of the spine reveals localised tenderness and paravertebral muscle spasm.[rxpgonline.com] These authors showed that lumbar spine TB leads to a phenomenon of subsidence, in which the superior vertebra gradually descends resulting in a loss of normal lordosis but[ispub.com]

  • Vertebral Osteomyelitis due to Salmonella

    There was tenderness on palpation along the lumbar spine posteriorly, associated with paravertebral muscle spasms. There were no neurological finding.[jstage.jst.go.jp]

    Missing: Loss of Lumbar Lordosis
  • Ochronosis with Alkaptonuria

    In the thoracolumbar spine, one may see osteopenia, loss of lumbar lordosis, multilevel calcification of the annulus fibrosus, vacuum phenomenon, and progressive narrowing[roentgenrayreader.blogspot.com] Characteristic imaging findings of ochronotic arthropathy include involvement of the thoracic and lumbar spines with relative sparing of the cervical spine.[roentgenrayreader.blogspot.com]

    Missing: Paravertebral Muscle Spasm
  • Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

    Osteopenia and osteoporosis are two disorders caracterized by bone density loss. Osteopenia has no recognizable symptoms. There is no noticeable pain or change as bone becomes thinner. However, the risk of fractures is increased due to reduced bone density. Osteoporosis remains asymptomatic until skeletal[…][symptoma.com]

    Missing: Loss of Lumbar Lordosis
  • Transverse Process Fracture

    Pain Pract. 2014 Nov;14(8):752-6. doi: 10.1111/papr.12213. Epub 2014 Apr 21. Author information 1 Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. Abstract Lumbar spine transverse process fractures (LSTPFs) are uncommon and frequently overlooked on plain film[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Loss of Lumbar Lordosis

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