Flat back syndrome is an abnormal condition where the spine loses its natural low back curve to become flat. In this condition patient’s head begins to lean forward, away from the body and they may have trouble standing upright. This imbalance can cause muscle fatigue and pain.
Causes of flat back
- Degenerative disc disease
- Post laminectomy syndrome
- Vertebral compression fractures
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Pain relief medication
- Aerobic fitness
- Weight-bearing exercise
- Core muscle strengthening
- Physiotherapy and spinal manipulation
- Surgery may be an option to correct the deformity
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