A 20-year-old male asked:
I'm 20, and i wanna use a brace to straighten up my postural kyphosis, some say it's too late. so, is it gonna work or just deform more my spine ?
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Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Not really: When a person is still in their growing phase, a brace can be used to potentially correct an increased kyphosis. When growth is complete, this opportunity for correction is lost. A brace may hold the spine in a straightened position in an adult, but as soon as the brace is removed, the kyphosis is still there.
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Last updated Nov 3, 2013
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