Lumbar lordosis is the name of the natural curve of our lower spine.

We all have different angles of lumbar lordosis, depending our our individual body composition and genetics. Lumbar lordosis is a posture which is energy efficient and occurs without effort.

Notice in the above image there is also a curve in our neck, this is called the cervical lordosis. The mid-spine curves the other way, which is called our thoracic kyphosis.

The structure of our spine is fascinating and the spinal curves allow our head, rib-cage and pelvis to align near our centre of gravity.

Our lumbar lordosis affects our ability to comfortably stand and move.

When we have low back pain, back muscle spasm or stiffness, our natural lumbar lordosis curve may start to flatten.

If you are getting back ache or stiffness when standing for prolongued periods, such as when watching a sports game, or you have difficulty changing position, consider your lordosis!

Muscle spasm and stiffness are modifiable. Physiotherapy can help you to regain your relaxed naturally occurring spinal curves.

If you are experiencing low back pain or stiffness, BOOK NOW for physiotherapy.

Written by Ilana Hadfield