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Types of Kyphosis

Kyphosis, an extreme outward curve in the spine, has several types. The doctor will need to determine what type you have because that influences treatment options.

Kyphosis and Scheuermann's Disease

Scheuermann's disease is a type of kyphosis that occurs when healthy vertebral become wedge shaped.

Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a disease that may occur due to poor posture early in life. It may cause a hump to form in the shoulder blade area of the upper back and can affect men and women with osteoporosis.

Drugs and Medications for Kyphosis

To help you deal with pain from kyphosis, the doctor may recommend drugs or medications. You may need to take painkillers or medications that reduce inflammation. Depending on how bad the pain is, you may start off with over-the-counter medications.

Surgery for Kyphosis

Surgery is rarely used in cases of kyphosis, but there are some instances where the doctor will recommend it. When? What are the risks and benefits? How long will it take to recover? Find answers here.

Exams and Tests for Kyphosis

Making an accurate diagnosis of kyphosis involves several steps. The doctor will do physical and neurological exams, but he or she will also probably order imaging tests, such as x-rays or MRIs to help see how the kyphosis is affecting your spine.

Anatomy of Kyphosis

Easy-to-understand explanation of normal spinal anatomy and how kyphosis can change parts of the spine. Article explains why we have curves in our spine and the different complex components of the spine, such as vertebrae, discs, and nerves.

Bracing: A Treatment Option for Kyphosis

A doctor may recommend a brace for treating kyphosis. Several factors come into play, including how much growth the patient has left to do and how severe the kyphotic curve is. Bracing may help stop the spinal curve from getting worse.

Kyphosis Prevention

You can prevent some types of kyphosis, especially kyphosis caused by poor posture. Help from a physical therapist to learn what good posture feels and looks like may be all you need to prevent kyphosis.

What is Kyphosis?

Everybody should have kyphosis in their thoracic spine, but when the spine starts to curve outward too much, there's a problem. Brief overview of two types of kyphosis and why this spinal condition is more than just slouching.

Non-surgical Treatments for Kyphosis

The treatment plan depends on the cause of the kyphosis. When kyphosis is caused by a structural problem, wearing a special brace can help control back pain and slow or stop curve progression.

Facts and Tips about Kyphosis

There are two kinds of kyphosis. Learn what they are, plus other facts about this extreme rounding of the spine.

Treatment of Kyphosis and Scheuermann's Disease

Treatments for kyphosis and Scheuermann’s disease differ depending on the patient’s age, curve magnitude, and co-existing medical problems. A surgeon answers the most common related to these disorders that cause abnormal spinal curves.

In-Depth Review of Kyphosis

This review from the Scoliosis Research Society gives an excellent overview of the types of kyphosis, including Scheuermann’s disease and congenital kyphosis. It also touches on scoliosis because some patients with kyphosis also have scoliosis.
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Kyphosis can refer to the normal curvature of the spine. However, this information is about abnormal kyphosis, which is spinal curvature causing a hunchback or slouching posture.
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