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Kyphosis is a progressive spinal disorder that can affect children or adults. This disorder may cause a deformity described as humpback or hunchback. Kyphosis can be in the form of hyperkyphosis or sharp angular gibbus deformity (see 'Gibbus Deformity' below). Abnormal kyphotic curves are more commonly found in the thoracic or thoracolumbar spine, although they can be cervical.Your text here

-Postural round-back-Scheuermann's Disease-Congenital Kyphosis-Kyphosis associated with neuromuscular disorders-Kyphosis secondary to trauma, tumors, infection, and arthritis

What it is?




-Mild to severe back pain-Back pain with movement-Fatigue-Tenderness and stiffness in the spine-Forward posture of the head-Chest pain or difficulty breathing (severe cases)-Difference in shoulder height-Tight hamstrings (muscles in the back of your thighs

-Deformity and pain often motivates the patient to visit their physician. Early treatment is important to control curve progression especially in adolescents-Physical Examination reveals a lot about the health and general fitness of the patient. The exam provides a baseline from which the physician can measure the patient's progress during treatment-Neurologic Evaluationincludes an assessment of the following symptoms: pain, numbness, paresthesias, extremity sensation and motor function, muscle spasm, weakness, and bowel/bladder changes.-X-rays of the spinal column.

Because kyphosis (also known as abnormal kyphosis) causes an abnormal curving of the spine, to fully understand it, you should understand how a normal spine curves and looks. Take a look at the image below: It shows the different regions of the spine and which way they curve.


Chiropractic care is a non-surgical treatment option for kyphosis. It can help treat pain, stiffness, and other kyphosis symptoms.Medications-acetaminophen: works well for pain flare-ups associated with the kyphosis.-NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs): are Advil and Aleve. NSAIDs should help reduce any inflammation and pain.Physical Therapy for cases of postural kyphosis because a physical therapist can help you learn how to correct your posture and strengthen your spinal musclesBracing It is not used for postural kyphosis, but it is used for some spinal fractures.Surgery If the pain and other symptoms don't lessen after several months of non-surgical treatments, the doctor may suggest surgery.



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