What is Lumbar Hyperlordosis?

Healthy Spine

Typically, a healthy spine runs straight throughout its entire length, with three curvatures – one at your neck, and low back going one direction and on at the middle portion of your back curving the opposite direction.

The curve in your middle spine is known as the thoracic kyphosis. The thoracic kyphosis runs from the shoulders down to the bottom of the ribcage and has a gentle rounding with about a 20º to 45º angle.

The lumbar lordosis is on the opposite the thoracic kyphosis, which is visible as a slight curvature on the lower back. 

The cervical lordosis looks like a reverse C and is located at your neck, curving the same direction as your lumbar lordosis.

Lumbar Hyperlordosis

is a condition that occurs when the lumbar region (lower back) experiences stress or extra weight and is arched to point of muscle pain or spasms. Lumbar hyperlordosis is a common postural position where the natural curve of the lumbar region of the back is slightly or dramatically accentuated.


Hyperlordosis is the exaggerated curve of your Lumbar Lordosis or lower spine. Which may also contribute to Anterior Pelvic Tilt where the pelvis rotates forward causing your stomach to thrust forward and your bottom to push out.

With hyperlordosis you can also experience severe back pains and have difficulty lifting your leg into high positions.


Common causes of Hyperlordosis are:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Muscular imbalance – where the abdominal muscles are weaker than the opposing lumbar muscles.
  • Vitamin D deficiency for children.


  • Stretching the lower back, hip-flexors and hamstring muscles.
  • Strengthening the abdominal muscles and hip extensors on the back of the thighs. Chiropractic (spinal) adjustments to reduce pain and restore motion.
  • Posture and support braces (consult your doctor for severe cases).
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