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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 kyphosis/lordosis the same thing?

Is kyphosis/lordosis the same thing?

Let me help: Kyphosis is a forward rounding of your upper back. Some rounding is normal, but the term "kyphosis" usually refers to an exaggerated rounding, more than 50 degrees. This deformity is also called round back or hunchback.Lordosis: inward curvature of the spine. The spine is not supposed to be absolutely straight, so some degree of curvature is normal. When the curve exceeds the usual range. ...Read more

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Are lordosis and kyphosis fixable at the age of 28?

Depends on the cause: Check with a spine surgeon to be properly evaluated and investigated. ...Read more

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Are lordosis and kyphosis fixable at the age of 45?

Are lordosis and kyphosis fixable at the age of 45?

Yes: If one is suffering from intractable pain or neurologic deficit, one can have surgery to correct abnormal curvature. Minimally invasive techniques have made these procedures safer, but spine surgery is still a major endeavor. There is a normal amount of lordosis in the neck and back, and kyphosis in the thoracic spine to provide sagittal balance, or overall balance to the entire spinal column. ...Read more

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Difference btw scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis?

Difference btw scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis?

Curves: Scoliosis is a sideways curve to the spine. Lordosis is the normal curvature for the neck and low back and is shaped like a "c". Kyphosis is the opposite curve from lordosis and is the normal curve in the mid back or thoracic spine. ...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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What's the word on lordosis/kyphosis? What's 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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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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What would be better to do for kyphosis lordosis and 4 disc bulges in my neck, chiropractic care or neuromuscular re-education- nmr

What would be better to do for kyphosis lordosis and 4 disc bulges in my neck, chiropractic care or neuromuscular re-education- nmr

Let me explain: I do believe the way to handle it to get the proper diagnosis, then set plan for management, this problem will be with you for ever and possibly get worse with time.
I advice to see a spine specialist and have him give a solid advice how to proceed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can kyphosis lordosis cause upper back pain? Or is the cause of neck, upper back and shoulders due to disc bulges in the neck? Only 18

Can kyphosis lordosis cause upper back pain? Or is the cause of neck, upper back and shoulders due to disc bulges in the neck? Only 18

Curve of spine: Spinal curvature if with in a normal range may only give a bit of back pain. You are young do there may be a component if "normal" growth of spinal elements that can cause back pain. ...Read more

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My X-ray report says 'loss of lumbar lordosis with mild angular focal kyphosis. I'm just20 year old. Will this be chronic and affect rest of my life?

My X-ray report says 'loss of lumbar lordosis with mild angular focal kyphosis. I'm just20 year old. Will this be chronic and affect rest of my life?

Can't predict: If you have not had any major trauma (such as a bad car accident) to cause the x-ray findings, then you may just have some mild early disc degeneration. The majority of patients with mild early disc degeneration will do fine with simple conservative treatment and will not have chronic pain. I would recommend further discussion with your physician. ...Read more

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Anything I can do to keep spine in perfect alignment? Can psych meds make the patients body crooked leading to lordosis our kyphosis. Muscle stiffnes

Anything I can do to keep spine in perfect alignment? Can psych meds make the patients body crooked leading to lordosis our kyphosis. Muscle stiffnes

Yes exercise: Regularly, eat a well balanced diet and do not smoke. Certain psychotropic medications can lead to bone density loss which can structurally affect the spine if osteoporosis develops. If being treated for a chronic condition, then bone density should be monitored. ...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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Is there anything a 19 year old can do for lumbar lordosis with cervical kyphosis?

Is there anything a 19 year old can do for lumbar lordosis with cervical kyphosis?

It depends: How sever the condition it is, please gon and hae x-ray done and consult spne surgeon. Good luck, thank s. ...Read more

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Portuguese doctors won't operate on back because of severe scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis. What's best massage therapy and how many times per week?

Portuguese doctors won't operate on back because of severe scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis. What's 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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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

Lordosis (Definition)

Of the spine seen. From the side in terms of the natural sway of the lower back as well as in the neck. It is in the opposite direction of the roundness or kyphosis of the chest region or thoracic spine with the head balanced over the hips with these curves compensating each other to allow ...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