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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies : Kyphosis simply refers to a measurement often used to describe the alignment.Of the spine seen from the side. There is a normal range of kyphosis, seen in the thoracic spine. There are a number of conditions that cause an increased kyphosis, some do have a genetic component to them. Osteoporosis is just one example of this. Thank you, . ...Read more
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
It varies: It depends on the cause of the kyphosis. For example, kyphosis from an osteoporosis fracture is treated with a minimally invasive kyphoplasty, which has almost no recovery time. A kyphosis from a structural, non fracture deformity is similar to a scoliosis type surgery and has an approximate 12 week recovery until return to full activity. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother has been suffering from neck pains which comes and goes and causes discomfort she also has osteoporosis in her spine is this related?
Neck pain in elder: Osteoporosis is not painful. Fractures related to it are, however. Neck pain is more likely arthritic. If mom has kyphosis (stooped back) then this could aggravate neck pain by causing her to hyperextend her neck. If tyelnol, rest, heat/ice don't suffice, it may be worthwhile to see a doctor. Physical therapy would be the most likely treatment if nothing else is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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