What Are the Symptoms and Treatments of Flatback Syndrome?

Q:
What are the symptoms and treatments of flatback syndrome?

A:
Flat back syndrome is an abnormal condition in which one’s spine loses its natural low back curve to become flat. The spine becomes imbalanced and the patient will lean forward.

The symptoms of flat back syndrome include:

  • Having difficulty when standing upright
  • Having ongoing back or leg pain
  • Head leaning forward
  • Feeling muscle fatigue and pain

It should be noticed that without immediate treatments, these symptoms will be severe, and patients will feel they lean further and further forward the longer they try to stand upright.

The treatments for flat back syndrome include:

  • Appropriate exercises include aerobic fitness, weight bearing exercise, and core muscle strengthening.
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Spinal injections
  • Surgical reconstruction (for patients with severe flat back syndrome)

Keywords: flatback syndrome: symptoms and treatment

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.