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Kyphosis Lordosis Exercises
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
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
Depends on the cause: Check with a spine surgeon to be properly evaluated and investigated. ...Read more
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
Why is my upper spine curved and in pain? I have researched and cannot find any examples of my specific deformity/symptoms. (not kyphosis or lordosis)
See a chiropracter: If your spine is causing you pain, I recommended seeing a back specialist or chiropractor for evaluation. Good luck. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mri showed 4 bulging disc and kyphosis lordosis in neck. Have sharp pain in the upper back and shoulders. Now when back is flexed one side hurts?
Need an orthopedic: Or neurological consult.Get a more detailed answer ›
Crepitus in neck, off balance and both arms weak. X-ray shows nothing except unusual reversal of the lordosis and kyphosis? Causes for my problems?
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
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
Mri of back and neck only shows 4 bulging disc and kyphosis lordosis in neck. When my back is flexed, get pain in left shoulder blade, what is this?
37 year old has scoliosis, lumbar lordosis and curved spine, and was born with hip dysplasia. Had several surgeries. Now has joint and back pain walkin?
Joint/Back pain: You have a difficult problem because of your history. You should seek the advice of a qualified physiatrist who specializes in spine care. Preferentially they should work in the same practice as a spine surgeon so you can get both opinions. ...Read more
Needs PT eval: Assuming you mean hyper lordosis of the lumbar spine, Williams flexion exercises will help strengthen core muscles and 'push' the lordosis In The opposite direction. A radiologic eval and visit tomthenphysical, therapist for a home program is best to be certain there is no other issue to be addressed. ...Read more
Core strengthening: Core strengthening and stretching exercises can be generally helpful, but they have not been shown to help the size of the scoliosis itself. So e patients with increased lumbar lordosis will have subtle hip flexion contractors and so stretching out the hips is important. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Usually one doesn't: Lumbar lordosis is usually not an issue unless it is due to an increase in upper back forward bend or rounding known as kyphosis or due to an underlying spine issue like a spondylolisthesis or even related to a hip/pelvis problem. Exercises in general are good involing cardio routines and flexibility but core ones like yoga and pilates are great in addition. ...Read more
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
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
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
If not structural: If your spine is still flexible whthout significant degenerative x -ray changes, yea. ...Read more
These two sites have some simple exercises for you to try. They should not cause pain. Any increase in pain should take you to your doctor's office. Do not forget about stress relief techniques as well and the right pillow for sleeping. Good luck.
http://www. Ehow. Com/video_6561843_treat-kyphosis-exercise. Html
http://www. Buzzle. Com/articles/kyphosis-exercises. Html. ...Read more
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
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