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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can you reverse the curve of postural kyphosis?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 20 years experience
See below...: Postural kyphosis means you tend to get a "hunch back" type of curve with standing. It is normal up to 50 degrees in the mid back (thoracic spine). It is abnormal in the cervical and lumbar spine. It can be corrected with postural exercises, muscle training, and occasionally needs surgery if it is excessive or progressing.
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Last updated Jul 19, 2017


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