A 34-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

Anyway of correcting kyphosis/scheuermann’s disease 20 degrees at age 28?

1 doctor answer
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 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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

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.
4
4 thanks
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Very unlikely: This is severe, surgery would be the best option.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on cause: If it is pure postural kyphosis with no wedging of any of the spinal (vertebrae) segments, then core strengthening an postural retraining should corre ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
44 years experience in Podiatry
Postural Kyphosis: As a podiatrist, i see patients with kyphosis present for foot orthotics to correct part of this. However, the specialities that deal with this the mo ... Read More
1
1 comment

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month