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How To Treat Kyphosis Quickly
Stretching +...: 1) walk on your tip toes your hands joint together trying to "reach" the ceiling and you gaze up to the ceiling. 2) put a book on your head and walk with it 3)yoga- yes- all kinds of stretching 4)breathing exercises-slow, deep, alone as a daily routine and of cause as part of yoga and all other exercises above or any others that you like and find helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proactive consult: I am not an orthopedic surgeon. I am struggling to see how you can have a kyphosis of 70 degrees. I wish it was otherwise for you! A brace, if properly fitted might, I say "might," help to slow down any further progression. Most important, you need to see an orthopedic spine surgeon to find out your options to know what best to do for yourself. I hope you can get the help you need, take care ...Read more
Horrible pain in hips and back. Treated for back pain with medications but still no relief. Kyphosis diagnosed 3/8/16. Bending is almost impossible?
Needs eval: Needs further evaluation - have you had any studies or injuries? See PCP. ...Read more
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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