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A 28-year-old female asked:

my husband had an mri and just found out he has scheuermann syndrome. what is best coarse of treatment?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Kyphosis: The spine has natural curves, but a kyphosis is an exagerated bend curving forward, causing a stooped appearance. Multi-factorial. I'd see a rheumatologist to r/o ankylosing spodylitis, and an orthopedist to determine what if anything should be done.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Maybe nothing: Scheurmann's disease is a specific type of kyphosis (hunchback). It results in deformity, much the same way scoliosis does. It can lead to pain and degenerative disease in adulthood which may require surgery, but in general treatment is symptomatic.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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