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Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.

Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.

Most likely no.: When it comes to spinal deformities like kyphosis and scoliosis, the spine usually does not return to a "normal" shape with exercise/bracing/chiropractic manipulation. While these treatment methods may help a deformity like kyphosis from getting worse, surgery is typically required in order to correct it. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Definition)

When viewing the human spine from the side, there are usually three natural curvatures. The neck and low back have a curvature with the con cavity backward, this is known as lordosis; and the mid back has a curve with the concavity anteriorly, this is known as s kyphosis. When an elderly lady has an increase "hump" in this curvature in the mid back we call ...Read more


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Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20?

Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20?

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 correct the problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible to correct/reverse my postural kyphosis into a normal corrected spine? Age : 20. I train, got muscles everywhere, still no results!

Is it possible to correct/reverse my postural kyphosis into a normal corrected spine? Age : 20. I train, got muscles everywhere, still no results!

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 most are physiatrists, chiropractors, and osteopaths. There may be a rigid part that is permanent, but there may be a good deal of functional muscle and ligament tightening that you can work on, and see results. Too much sitting in front of computer? ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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On my 20s, I know that is gonna prevent the deformity if I use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?

On my 20s, I know that is gonna prevent the deformity if I use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?

Will likely not be: Helpful at all. You are done growing at age 20, so there is no reason to have a brace for this diagnosis. You have to see a physical therapist ; learn some very effective trunk stabilization programs, core strengthening programs, postural educations. The brace will not change your deformity, ; will only likely cause pressure points ; inconvenience. See a spine surgeon if you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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28 yr old male, with thoracic "postural" kyphosis since adolescence (don't know degree) Can it heal or improve with exercise, physio or any other way?

28 yr old male, with thoracic "postural" kyphosis since adolescence (don't know degree) Can it heal or improve with exercise, physio or any other way?

Specialist: AT this age it is very difficult to treat this. May need surgery which at your age is difficult. See an ortho specialist in a referral center that does this type of work. BEst wishes. ...Read more

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How can you fight the symptoms of postural kyphosis?

How can you fight the symptoms of postural kyphosis?

Therapy: Find a good physical therapist- either referred from your family md or by friends who may specialize in spine.
They can help you learn over time to try and correct some of your postural kyphosis. ...Read more

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If a person has postural clean kyphosis then what would be hes/shes maximum curvature of postural kyphosis?! 50 or 75 degree? Or less or more?

If a person has postural clean kyphosis then what would be hes/shes maximum curvature of postural kyphosis?! 50 or 75 degree? Or less or more?

Varies: Postural kyphosis refers to an increase beyond the normal kyphosis of the spine related to poor posture, rather than a true structural abnormality. The upper limit of normal for thoracic kyphosis is 45 degrees, and so anything above that would be an increased kyphosis. Thank you. ...Read more

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How do you treat postural kyphosis?

How do you treat postural kyphosis?

See below: It depends how severe the kyphosis is. If it is not too severe, stretching the muscles on the front of the body including the pectoral muscles and the hip flexor muscles can help. Doing posture retraining in a mirror helps. Occasionally using something called a posture training support which is a type of minimal brace can also be helpful. I have seen many people have results if they are vigilant. ...Read more

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How can you reverse the curve of postural kyphosis?

How can you reverse the curve of postural kyphosis?

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. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility for a postural kyphosis to be more than 45 degree?

Is there any possibility for a postural kyphosis to be more than 45 degree?

Sure but unlikely: If the spine ie flexible it may correct with posture. Most postural kyphoses are less than 20 degrees but in the immature spine before marked stiffening has occurerd it is possible. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have the postural kyphosis or the scheuermann's disease? If my degree is 55 and I'm 20 which one do I have?

Kyphosis: X-rays would help to determine if there are schmorl's nodes present or other abnormalities such as wedging of vertebrae. A normal x-ray is compelling for postural kyphosis. ...Read more

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My postural kyphosis is around 55-60 degrees. I'm 20. Is it going to get worse as I grow older? Is it bad for my health? Should I get concerned?

My postural kyphosis is around 55-60 degrees. I'm 20. Is it going to get worse as I grow older? Is it bad for my health? Should I get concerned?

That's a lot: The main concern is respiratory as the kyphosis may increase in time. Now u should have pfc's and c if u already have compromise ; how much. U may b worse than u think. C a spine surgeon 4 evaluation, if u start there he/she would most likely get ptc's as part of the work up. ...Read more

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Can a postural kyphosis within a time gets transformed into a schaurmann disease?! into wedged vertebrae?

Can a postural kyphosis within a time gets transformed into a schaurmann disease?! into wedged vertebrae?

Kyphotic spine: Unlike postural kyphosis, patients with scheuermann's disease cannot adjust their posture. The patient becomes bent over (kyphotic) from uneven growth of the vertebral bodies in the thoracic spine. The treatments include exercises, therapy, bracing and surgery. See a spine surgeon who specializes in adult deformity problems. ...Read more

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Is there an option to straighten up my postural kyphosis instead of just doing a risky surgery? I don't want no instruments on my body!

Is there an option to straighten up my postural kyphosis instead of just doing a risky surgery? I don't want no instruments on my body!

Your righNo surgery: For postural kyphosis indication forfusion forckyphosis is rigid (not postural) progressive structural curve greater than 60 degrees of positive saggital rotation huge severe curve postural kyphosis is treated with therapy and corrects lying supine can't be confused for a structural deformity by the learned an instrumented fusion for postural kyphosis is madness the cureis worse than the disease. ...Read more

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Can a 70 degree thoracic be diagnosed as a postural kyphosis to someone at the age of 23? Not involving other types of kyphosis. Just postural one.

Can a 70 degree thoracic be diagnosed as a postural kyphosis to someone at the age of 23? Not involving other types of kyphosis. Just postural one.

That's Severe: In general, the severity of the scoliosis depends on the degree of the curvature. Severe scoliosis is defined as more than 70 degrees. If the curvature exceeds 70 degrees, the severe twisting of the spine that occurs in structural scoliosis can cause the ribs to press against the lungs, restrict breathing, and reduce oxygen levels. ...Read more

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I'm 20, with 55 degree of postural kyphosis, I developed backmuscles by training hard in gym, as I try to prevent it, is it gonna get worse as I grow?

May potentially get: Worse. But by focusing on trunk stabilization programs, and core strengthening programs, that will help you minimize symptoms, and ensure you are paying attention to proper body mechanics. ...Read more

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Hi im 21yrs of age I want ur help to correct my postural kyphosis, I got it due to bending in front of laptop, bad sitting posture at school, . ..?

Posture: The best solution for bad posture is to improve your posture. Make a conscious effort to sit up straight, and keep your shoulders back. ...Read more

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Does the brace straighten up your postural kyphosis whilst on 20-21 years old?

Kyphosis: A brace most commonly helps the kyphosis from getting worse though not always. A brace does not usually improve a postural kyphosis in someone in their twenties. ...Read more

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Does kyphosis cause forward head and a little bit of lordosis? I'm talking particularly about postural kyphosis.

Does kyphosis cause forward head and a little bit of lordosis? I'm talking particularly about postural kyphosis.

Yes: Posturally it causes each. As the thoracic spine becomes more kyphotic, botht he lumbar spine and cervical spine become more lordotic to make up for the poor architecture, while keeping head in functional position. ...Read more

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Why does my right leg feel numb or drowse? Because of my postural kyphosis or why? I have some blue small veins on my right leg only.

Why does my right leg feel numb or drowse? Because of my postural kyphosis or why? I have some blue small veins on my right leg only.

Unlikely: Kyphosis usually does not cause numbness in leg unless it is extremely severe more often some. Irritation of the sciatic nerve or disc problem can lead to numbness in the leg generally it improves in time 4-6 weeks but if you have these symptoms for long better to get checked by your doctor who can examine you and order necessary tests to make a correct diagnosis good luck. ...Read more

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What exercises can prevent spine curvature due to kyphosis or spondylitis?

What exercises can prevent spine curvature due to kyphosis or spondylitis?

Flexibility exercise: Exercises can maintain flexibility but will not prevent the curvature. ...Read more

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What should someone do with early signs if kyphosis? My back pain is preventing me from sitting, laying, standing. Stretching, exercise, posture?

What should someone do with early signs if kyphosis? My back pain is preventing me from sitting, laying, standing. Stretching, exercise, posture?

Please be seen: If you have a lot of functionally limiting back pain you should be seen. At your age kyphosis can be postural or it could be from schuermann's. You should be seen to be evaluated for your pain. Certain exercises can be very helpful in some cases. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would the back disease kyphosis stop you from getting into the military?

Hi docs, would the back disease kyphosis stop you from getting into the military?

Possibly: The department of defense website seems to say that curvature over 55 degrees or any curvature that impairs the ability to perform military duties or wear a uniform may be an issue. It may help to check the website or with a local recruiter. ...Read more

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What are specific cervical kyphosis reversal exercises?

Many exercises: These two sites have some simple exercises for you to try. They should not cause pain. Any increase in pain should take you to your doctor's office. Do not forget about stress relief techniques as well and the right pillow for sleeping. Good luck.

http://www. Ehow. Com/video_6561843_treat-kyphosis-exercise. Html

http://www. Buzzle. Com/articles/kyphosis-exercises. Html. ...Read more

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Are there specific cervical kyphosis reversal exercises?

See your doctor: Cervical kyphosis is a reversal of the normal cervical curvature (which should be lordosis). This could be due to injury, muscle spasm, or congenital defect. It is quite unusual. After your doctor investigates, referral to a physical therapist to instruct you on a customized exercise program should help. ...Read more

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What is a good back brace for kyphosis?

What is a good back brace for kyphosis?

Depends: It depends on the site and cause of kyphosis. In the thoracic spine a tlso (thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis) may be a good option. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors treat kyphosis or put natural curve back into neck?

Can chiropractors treat kyphosis or put natural curve back into neck?

Claims: Claim are out there that they do - but I have not seen a true structural kyphosis improve with twisting and "adjustments". I often see patients who have been diagnosed with horrific sounding spine problems (and treated for them) by chiropractors and on careful exam and xray workup there is nothing at all wrong with them. Go see a trained spine specialist. Chances are your spine is all right. ...Read more

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I have kyphosis and was wondering what I could do for back pain relief?

Let me explain: It depend on the degree of kyphosis you have wither you need any special treatment surgically or by physiotherapy, if your case does not require any surgical treatment, you could some exercises and use advil (ibuprofen) if you can. You log on this web site for the exercises.
http://www. Pilates-back-joint-exercise. Com/kyphosis-exercise. Html. ...Read more

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I have a cervical kyphosis and I'm 20 years old. What exercise should I do?

You should see your: Spine surgeon, who depending upon your symptoms will start treating you.
I would not start something, in presence of a neck problem, without a surgeon seeing you first.

Good luck. ...Read more

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How long should it take to walk again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long should it take to walk again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

The next day: Barring complication, we strongly encourage patients to be up walking and working with physical therapy as soon as possible, usually the day after surgery. This reduces the likelihood of periopertive complications such as pressure sores, blood clots, and pneumonia. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It's fast: Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues. If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd. ...Read more

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Kyphosis 70degrees All doctors said that I don't need surgery but I'm shy of my back appearance Can I make my back look better?

Kyphosis 70degrees All doctors said that I don't need surgery but I'm shy of my back appearance Can I make my back look better?

Surgery is only --: -indicated if there is significant respiratory compromise. It is a serious procedure & no one in their right mind would do any such procedure 4 cosmetic reasons, plus U could not afford 2 pay 4 it if anyone did it. U have 2 live with what U have. The sooner U realize this & accept it U will not B so self conscious. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old male I have a curvature in the upper back and kyphosis when I try to make it straight I fell pain after 5 min what should I do?

See bone doc: U need to be examined by an Orthopedist who can determine how bad or good the problem is and may decide on physiotherapy and exercises best suited for u. Try not to do exercises on your own as u may hurt your back. ...Read more

Dr. Zachariah George
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Curved Spine (Definition)

Curved spine = The human spine is normally curved. However excessive or abnormal curvatures can be seen with conditions like ...Read more