Pelvis Forward (increased Lordosis)

Most problems related to lordosis occur when the normal lordotic curve or sway is lost.  This results in poor posture and a forward tilt of the pelvis.

When found in the lumbar spine, the patient may appear swayback, with the buttocks more prominent, and in general and exaggerated posture.  Lumbar lordosis can be painful, too, sometimes affecting movement (35).

The increased weight from carrying a child can pull your pelvis forward, increasing the curve to your lower back (or increased lordosis).

Any changes in the curves of the spine will cause some muscles to stretch and some muscles to shorten, contributing to instability in the spine.

This instability leads to chronic tension in certain muscle groups and increased strain on joints.

Some exercises for improving posture


Courtesy of Chiropractor's Association of Australia -