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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Overview)

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 it a hyper kyphosis.


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What are the symptoms of kyphosis?

What are the symptoms of kyphosis?

Back pains: You can help it by:
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 more

Dr. Douglas Linville II
365 Doctors shared insights

Kyphosis (Overview)

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 it a hyper kyphosis.


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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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Kyphosis (Tip)

Don't do things that cause you to have pain. Do maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise. ...See more

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Living with Spine Curvature (Checklist)

Stretch your spine
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Do low-impact aerobic exercise
every other day
Take NSAIDs or relaxants as needed
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Maintain a healthy weight
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What is the meaning of the diagnosis cervical kyphosis?

What is the meaning of the diagnosis cervical kyphosis?

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 am 22, got diagnosed with Kyphosis a few years ago but have been having some serious back pain. Is there anything drs can do to help?

See your physician: Kyphosis is a forward rounding of your upper back and it is not painful condition. There are many and various illnesses which could cause back pain. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical, labs and imaging (if needed). Take good care. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Rovner Dr. Rovner
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Kyphosis (Tip)

You should not have any limitations. Do exercise. Don't limit activity unless your doctor tells you. ...See more

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Does anyone know kyphosis well enough to be able to help me understand why I got a bad case?

Does anyone know kyphosis well enough to be able to help me understand why I got a bad case?

Many reasons: Most common cause of kyphosis is postural & 2nd most common reason is scheurmann kyphosis. Other less common reasons include tumor, intra spinal anomalies, congenital among others. I would b happy to give u a courtesy opinion over phone if you mail me your scoliosis x-rays. ...Read more

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What can cause kyphosis in a child?

What can cause kyphosis in a child?

Let me explain: Congenital kyphosis. A malformation of the spinal column during fetal development causes kyphosis in some infants. Several vertebrae may be fused together or the bones may not form properly. This type of kyphosis may worsen as the child grows. In some cases, congenital kyphosis eventually leads to paralysis of the lower body (paraplegia). ...Read more

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Kyphosis (Tip)

Doing pull-ups or hanging from a bar for 10-15 second a day prevents progression of curves. ...See more

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What does cervical kyphosis mean?

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 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

Dr. Robert Milam Dr. Milam
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Kyphosis (Tip)

Maintaining flexibility in the spine and lower extremities is important. Focus on your hamstrings. ...See more

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Is posible treat a kyphosis with exercises?

Is posible treat a kyphosis with exercises?

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 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

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Kyphosis (Tip)

Be sure to exercise regularly especially with stretching. Pilates and yoga might be good too. ...See more

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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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Is there any way to help get rid of kyphosis forver?

Is there any way to help get rid of kyphosis forver?

None proven: Kyphosis is the normal concave curve forward in the thoracic spine. Over curvature in teens maybe treated with surgery with very limited success. Self treatment with posture control and exercise is best option at 34 yrs old. ...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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What can be done about kyphosis?

What can be done about 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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Does playing football affect my kyphosis? Am I at more risk of a back injury?

Does playing football affect my kyphosis? Am I at more risk of a back injury?

Not realy: That will not your kyphosis, no more risk than any player on the field. Good luck thank you. ...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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Any ways of correcting kyphosis at age 20's?

Any ways of correcting kyphosis at age 20's?

Yes: Many ways correcting kyphosis at age 20, visit spine surgeon he will discuss the options with you. Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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Anyway of correcting kyphosis/scheuermann’s disease 20 degrees at age 28?

Anyway of correcting kyphosis/scheuermann’s disease 20 degrees at age 28?

First most do not: Need any surgery unless approaching a very significant degree of kyphosis with yours being a low normal range rather than an abnormal one. Usually you need to be in the range of 70 degrees or more and be symptomatic otherwise this is generally well tolerated with weight control and regular exercise. ...Read more

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What is kyphosis?

What is kyphosis?

Kyphosis: The hunc in hunchback. Front and back curvature in spine. ...Read more

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How do you define kyphosis?

How do you define kyphosis?

Forward bend: On a side view of your spine...When the spine bends forward that is kyphosis as seen in you thoracic spine. ...Whereas when the spine bends backward that is lordosis as seen you lower back. ...Read more

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What can be done about 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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What are the symptoms of kyphosis?

Back pains: You can help it by:
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 more

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What can cause kyphosis in a child?

Let me explain: Congenital kyphosis. A malformation of the spinal column during fetal development causes kyphosis in some infants. Several vertebrae may be fused together or the bones may not form properly. This type of kyphosis may worsen as the child grows. In some cases, congenital kyphosis eventually leads to paralysis of the lower body (paraplegia). ...Read more

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What are the exercises for kyphosis?

What are the exercises for kyphosis?

Exercises: For postural kyphosis this result from weakened upper back muscles & tightness of chest muscles. Exercises can help this form of kyphosis. There is not enough space to fully discuss. There are wall exercises and tube exercises that work well. Yoga is very good for this purpose. Talk to your physical therapy for specific exercises tailored specifically for you. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have kyphosis?

What should I do if I have kyphosis?

Varies: This depends on what part of the spine it is occuring. It is also dependent on the cause and your age. If in the thoracic or chest region, it is usually just an appearance issue but if of sufficient size or magnitude, it can cause muscular symptoms. You should have it evaluated to see if there is any need for treatment which for most is just exercise. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have kyphosis?

How can you tell if you have kyphosis?

Examination: Kyphosis is a normal curvature of the thoracic spine. I am assuming that you are referring to hyperkyphosis. This is where the upper back rounded forward in an exaggerated fashion. At some point there may develope a hump in back called a dowager hump. This may cause by osteoporosis, compression fractures, degenerative arthritis, scheuermann, s disease, etc. ...Read more

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How can I fix kyphosis (rounded back)?

How can I fix kyphosis (rounded back)?

It depends on the: Degree of the kyphosis and the reason for the kyphosis. At your age, unless it is due to poor posture it is probably a fairly stiff or "fixed" position. It could be the result of hip or pelvis alignment or even lower back issues for which your upper back is compensating for or it could be related to your thoracic spine. Unless it is greater than 60-70 degrees it is treated with exercise. ...Read more

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Can kyphosis get worsen after age of 20?

Depends: Developmental kyphosis can get worse during growth and then usually stops once growth has seized. At 20, most makes are done with their growth but some are not. Xrays can reveal if a patients growth plates are opened or if they have closed. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having kyphosis?

What are the concerns with having kyphosis?

Depends: Depends on how severe it is and in what part of the spine. In the mid back it may be a cosmetic (appearance) problem. The the neck and mid back, it can lead to the spinal cord to malfunction. In the low back it can prevent good posture and cause severe low back pain. ...Read more

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Is posible treat a kyphosis with exercises?

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 more

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Can kyphosis be fixed by doing the exercises?

Can kyphosis be fixed by doing the exercises?

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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Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Evaluation first: The elderly are not restricted from exercise. You say that you have kyphosis. Is this due to fractures secondary to osteoporosis? You should see your pcp & be evaluated. A metabolic evaluation & cardiovascular evaluation should be performed. If calcium deficiency is found then take corrective diet changes. If a healthy heart is there, then contact a physical therapist & start an exercise program. ...Read more

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What things affect the chances of getting kyphosis?

What things affect the chances of getting kyphosis?

Weak bones and falls: Genetics and osteoporosis, fractures kyphosis is normal in thoracic spine. ...Read more

Dr. Zachariah George
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