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2020 Nov-Dec

J Orthop


Lumbar lordosis as tool to assess the level of pain in patients with low back pain after lumbar disc herniation.


Konieczny M R, Schroer S, Schleich C, Prost M, Hufeland M, Kubo H, Krauspe R
J Orthop. 2020 Nov-Dec; 22:190-193.
PMID: 32419763.


It is presently unknown if lumbar lordosis (LL) might be applied to monitor low back pain (LBP) in patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH). There is presently only conflicting data that does not show a correlation of LL with LBP: Previous studies do either include chronic LBP or do not consider that each patient has an individual value of LL that cannot be compared to other patients.