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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Many ways correcting kyphosis at age 20, visit spine surgeon he will discuss the options with you. Good luck thanks.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
First most do not : Need any surgery unless approaching a very significant degree of kyphosis with yours being a low normal range rather than an abnormal one. Usually yo ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Forward bend spine: Forward bending of spine.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Kyphosis: The hunc in hunchback. Front and back curvature in spine.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Abnormal spine curve: Scoliosis is an abnormal side to side curvature of your backbone. People with scoliosis have a spine that curves too much. The spine might look like ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Kyphosis: Pain is the typical symptom associated with kyphosis. There may be no symptoms at all, but kyphosis is usually associated with pain. See your family ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Huffman
22 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A curved spine: Scoliosis means an abnormal curvature of the spine. Thoracolumbar means that it involves both the thoracic spine or mid back and the lumbar spine or l ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: These issues are secondary to osteoarthritis and muscle spasm. Physical therapy, especially cervical traction, often helps.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Greenly
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Unfortunately....no: As an osteopathic physician, whose practice includes "manipulative therapy, " it is my opinion that spinal stenosis is not correctable with any form o ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgard Janer
Specializes in Rheumatology
It could!: When poor posture is not corrected, it could lead to this forward curvature!,, is this occurring to a male or a female? Old, do they have osteoporosis ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
No: That amount of curve would be mild to moderate based on your age and amount of growth left it would probably just be monitored but if there is furt ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience in Neurosurgery
Please be seen: If you have a lot of functionally limiting back pain you should be seen. At your age kyphosis can be postural or it could be from schuermann's. You ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
A left curvature in : Lower back with the convex or outside part of the curve or scoliosis on the left side of the body with moderate meaning a curve degree between 20-40 d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Surgery offers partial correction of spinal imbalances and prevents progressive deformity at the expense of spinal motion and shock absorbtion and nor ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Cervical kyphosis is a reversal of the normal cervical curvature (which should be lordosis). This could be due to injury, muscle spasm, or congenital ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yup: It's permanent but the symptoms can be treated with things like a brace or surgery.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
See your physician: Kyphosis is a forward rounding of your upper back and it is not painful condition. There are many and various illnesses which could cause back pain. I ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Cervical kyphosis is a reversal of the normal cervical curvature (which should be lordosis). This could be due to injury, muscle spasm, or congenital ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Decreased space: The spinal cord passes through a "tunnel" in the bone. With arthritis, disc bulging, and overgrowth of surrounding ligaments, the spine cord can be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes : These three conditions are all permanent. They all can be treated. Conservative treatment may help all three. If all fails surgery may be an option.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
If the purpose of : The surgery is to address a spinal deformity, the goal is to obtain what is known as a balanced spine such that the head is centered over the pelvis/h ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: It depends on the location and magnitude of your kyphosis. You should see your orthopedic spinal specialist will guide you with the best treatment opt ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in Pain Management
Decrease in : The normal curvature of the lower back which places disproportionate amount of force on the lower lumbar disks and joints leading to accelerated degen ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes and no: Scoliosis and osteoarthritis, including degenerative discs, are related. Fibromyalgia is not directly related to the other issues.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Congenital kyphosis. A malformation of the spinal column during fetal development causes kyphosis in some infants. Several vertebrae may be fused toge ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: When the spine is being fused it can be repositioned into a more normal position. Sometimes with large deformities the spine position can only be cha ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spine curve start: A scoliosisthst begins in thoracic spine oyher curves are compensatory thoracic curve is structural part this is a common pattern i habent seen this t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: It can help condition and relax some of your back muscles. It may even help your flexibility, strength, and allow for better concentration, possibly i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Cervical kyphosis is a reversal of the normal cervical curvature (which should be lordosis). This could be due to injury, muscle spasm, or congenital ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Can stop worsening: Kyphosis is the curving of the back skeletal frame mostly due to posture but can be genetic also. It can not be changed with exercise but can stop it ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Varies: Always as one ages but accelerated by smoking and if a genetic predisposition. Obesity also has a negative effect.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Kyphosis weight: I thin that gaining weight will actually make it worse. It would put more strain on your spine, not to mention your heart and joints with excess weigh ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: Depending on your age, you should be able to increase your flexibility and strengthening of the spine muscles while trying to improve your posture/imp ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Yes. If secondary to acute fractures of thoracic vertebra, surgical stabization procedures can be performed. If secondary to osteoporosis & compressio ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not at all: Chiros offer a deep thrusting massage based upon an outmoded and disproven theory of disease causation. Kyphosis is structural and cannot be improved ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
None proven: Kyphosis is the normal concave curve forward in the thoracic spine.Over curvature in teens maybe treated with surgery with very limited success.Self ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Kyphotic spine : Unlike postural kyphosis, patients with scheuermann's disease cannot adjust their posture. The patient becomes bent over (kyphotic) from uneven growth ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Can stop worsening: Kyphosis is the curving of the back skeletal frame mostly due to posture but can be genetic also. It can not be changed with exercise but can stop it ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not realy: That will not your kyphosis, no more risk than any player on the field .Good luck thank you.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
45 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Flexibility exercise: Exercises can maintain flexibility but will not prevent the curvature.
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