Facts and Tips about Kyphosis

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  • KyphosisThere are two kinds of kyphosis: postural and structural.
  • Scheuermann's disease affects children. It's when the front of the spine doesn't grow as fast as the back of the spine.
  • Sometimes, spine fractures cause a kyphotic curve.
  • If the kyphosis is caused by a structural problem, you may have to wear a brace to help correct it.
  • If the curve is greater than 70º, your doctor may recommend surgery.
Updated on: 08/10/15
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Causes of Kyphosis
Jason M. Highsmith, MD
This article was reviewed by Jason M. Highsmith, MD.
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Causes of Kyphosis

The cause of your kyphosis depends on what type of kyphosis you have: postural or structural. Postural, not surprisingly, is caused by poor posture, but structural kyphosis is related to problems with parts of the spine. Review typical kyphosis causes.
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