A 34-year-old male asked:
Anyway of correcting kyphosis/scheuermann’s disease 20 degrees at age 28?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Thomas Dowling answered
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 you need to be in the range of 70 degrees or more and be symptomatic otherwise this is generally well tolerated with weight control and regular exercise.
Answered on Dec 26, 2013
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