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  • Tcrow81
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    I am a disable veteran with a lower back injury and now deal with lordosis. How important is the Cobb Angle? I feel that the VA is minimizing the severity of my issue.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The term “lordosis” is a term indicating a backwards curve of the spine. The lumbar spine is naturally in lordosis with a curve of typically 60 degrees plus or minus 20 degrees (measured by the Cobb angle). Your pain is most likely not from “lordosis” but from degenerative changes in your lumbar spine. See:

    https://neckandback.com/conditions/causes-of-lower-back-pain/

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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