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Best Kyphosis Treatment
Depends on degree &: Symptoms. Most kyphosis deformities are cosmetic and do not necessarily need treatment. You may be too old for any bracing if indicated to make any difference. Exercise and weight control play a role as well. Postural awareness may help and for kyphosis that exceeds approximately 70-75 degrees, may be indicated for surgery. ...Read more
Portuguese doctors wont operate on back because of severe scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis. Whats best massage therapy and how many times per week?
Not a massage proble: This is not a problem that is treated primarily with massage therapy. Many risks associated with severe spine curvature corrections. You need to address this issue with a spine surgeon specialist after a full exam to know what is safe and what could potentially harm you if you were positioned incorrectly by a therapist. ...Read more
FInd the cause first: There are a few different causes of this. It is important to find if there is an actual reason or if it is just idiopathic. Based on the cause, the tx options are generally conservative starting with physical therapy, stretching and strengthening and rarely braceing or surgery. Try to find out cause first withh a specialist. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. If secondary to acute fractures of thoracic vertebra, surgical stabization procedures can be performed. If secondary to osteoporosis & compression, vertebroplasty is an option. There are certain exercises that you can perform that can corrective in the young. You would need to see a physical therapist for instruction. There are back support and taping that can be corrective in nature. ...Read more
I have kyphosis and interested in treatment by wearing a corset.
How long do I need to wear it for? I think the degree is either 30 or 40. Thanks!
A kyphosis will not-: -of any help. This is a boney problem and a visit 2 a spine surgeon is Ur best bet. 1 that is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. From my aspect U R not growing any more so Ur options would B do nothing, or if the spine surgeon feels that it is severe enough &can or needs corrective surgery on a respiratory aspect & not cosmetic, that may B an option. ...Read more
Was diagnosed w scheurmanns kyphosis 3 years ago and it has not improved, what are other treatment options besides PT which made it hurt even more?
Kyphosis: cervical kyphosis can cause pain or even nerve issues or even issues with the spinal cord. Treatments typically include anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, extended physical therapy, or even injections. Surgical intervention would also be considered depending on the severity of this and the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have lordosis or kyphosis. S shaped spine & pigeon type chest. Is there a non-surgical way to straighten my spine and chest? How long is treatment?
Scoliosis : No. Surgery is the only option to straighten the spine. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, pain management and bracing can reduce the pain associated with scoliosis. It is important to be followed by a surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced (more than 40 degrees then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read more