The Spinal column depend on 4 essential curves to maintain its shock absorption properties and overall protection. The idea curve for each section of the spine is 60 degree. There are two primary curves and two secondary curves.
The primary curves are the first ones to be formed during the development of the foetus and is considered the kyphotic sacral and thoracic curves. As the baby begins to crawl and engage on head movements, the lordotic lumbar and cervical curves develops.
Misalignments and poor muscle support may alter the ideal 60-degree curves and impaired the intrinsic protective mechanisms of the spine, eventually predisposing to several conditions ranging from a spastic muscle to degenerative disc disease.
There are certain patterns of misalignment that predisposed to a increase in the spinal curves (Hyper lordotic spine) diagnosed during the spinal clinical assessment and X-ray analysis.
Posterior inferior (PI) Ilium, Externally rotated (EX) Ilium, Posterior sacral segment and Posterior occiput.
Hyper lordotic spine, may cause a widespread pain and stiffness particularly in extension spinal movements. There are a few conditions that are aggravated with this deformity.
Spinal/Pelvic clinical assessment to identify the dysfunctional vertebral segments that contributed to this deformity.
Anteroposterior (AP) and Lateral spinal views are essential to accurately diagnosed and visualise the patterns of dysfunction.
Specific spinal/pelvic adjustments followed by a rehabilitation regime to strengthen the entire soft tissue support of the spine
Depending on the level of deformity and chronicity, minimum 6 weeks to 12 weeks of care is advisable to resolve this condition.