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What's the best treatment for kyphosis at 17 years of age?

What's the best treatment for kyphosis at 17 years of age?

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

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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Treatments for kyphosis? Is chiropracter best?

Treatments for kyphosis? Is chiropracter best?

Ok: Kyphosis is a defect the cervical spinal bones and is not correctable by manipulation. But it may help pain.An orthopedist should evaluate. ...Read more

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Portuguese doctors wont operate on back because of severe scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis. Whats best massage therapy and how many times per week?

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

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What is the treatment for kyphosis?

What is the treatment for kyphosis?

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

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Is there any treatment for kyphosis?

Is there any treatment for kyphosis?

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

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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!

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

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Cervical kyphosis---- what's the treatment?

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 more

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I was told I have cervical kyphosis. What is the treatment?

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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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?

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

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Whats the word on lordosis/kyphosis? Whats treatment with no surgery at age of 30yrs ? Is it going to be in my way if i want to become a bodybuilder

to spine curves : Both terms refer to curves in spine. Most people have a normal amt of each of these, curves and in those cases no treatment needed. If you suspect an abnormal degree of curve than an xray can confirm. Very few people need surgery. ...Read more

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Physical therapist noted that I have a slightly protruding head and kyphosis. I have ehler-danlos hypermobility.What does pt mean by those? Treatment?

Physical therapist noted that I have a slightly protruding head and kyphosis. I have ehler-danlos hypermobility.What does pt mean by those? Treatment?

Posture: Your ears line up in front of your shoulders and your upperback curves forward generously they may be describing in medical terms a slouched posture these sound like a comments about spinal alignment on standing to me you could ask the therapist who has seen you stand. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy treat kyphosis (70 degrees ) at age of 20?

Can physical therapy treat kyphosis (70 degrees ) at age of 20?

Not a cure but helps: physical therapy its not a fix, will not cure your kyphosis , but is necessary and will help. You need to learn exercises to strengthen your core muscles, to keep your posture as good as possible and to prevent or at least slow down the progression of kyphosis ...Read more

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Can physical therapy and brace treat kyphosis (70 degrees) and lordosis at age of 20?

Can physical therapy and brace treat kyphosis (70 degrees) and lordosis at age of 20?

Yes and no: External bracing has to be applied with force to,hold the spine, and many find this uncomfortable and restrictive to wear. It can help, but see an orthopedist to determine why you spine is moving and specific exercises and potential surgery to keep,this from further disfiguring your spine ...Read more

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Kyphosis(70degree)with lordosis age20 doctors said there's no necessity for surgery they suggest brace and physical therapy Can my back became better?

Kyphosis(70degree)with lordosis age20
doctors said there's no necessity for surgery
they suggest brace and physical therapy 
Can my back became better?

Change is constant: I don't know the specifics of your situation so I can't predict a prognosis for you. However, the body is always changing and responding to the forces being placed on it. Have you explored yoga, in particular Iyengar yoga? Iyengar yoga uses props and pays careful attention to alignment. It is generally considered one of the safer styles of yoga and could be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a curved spine if you're 20 years old?

What is the treatment for a curved spine if you're 20 years old?

Varies: The important issues are your health and function. Nonsurgical care involves helping you stay strong, fit, painfree and functional. There are many challenges being 20 years old, and making a choice for surgery depends on so many changing variables. Anticipating pregnancy may need multiple physicians to support your health. Physiatrist, gynecologist, pt, and chiropractor may help. ...Read more

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What is the best non-surgical way to treat kyphosis?

What is the best non-surgical way to treat kyphosis?

Can stop worsening: Kyphosis is the curving of the back skeletal frame mostly due to posture but can be genetic also. It can not be changed with exercise but can stop it from worsening and stabilize it. If you don't exercise, it just gets worse so yes, exercise for stability and improvement. Feldenkrais is a great way to evaluate your habits. ...Read more

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I have osteonecrosis in my hip. I also have bone spurs on my spine, middle back pain, curved spine & osteoporosis. What are my expected treatments?

I have osteonecrosis in my hip. I also have bone spurs on my spine, middle back pain, curved spine & osteoporosis. What are my expected treatments?

Total hip: You will need to have a total hip replacement for the hip osteonecrosis.Osteoporosis need to be treated with the proper medicines(biphosphonates, orally o parentally.Parathyroid hormone subcutaneosly and vit d4000u daily.You will find out that after the total hip the back pain will improve and good pt program to strenghtening the core muscles will olso help with the back pain. ...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