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Doctor insights on: Scheuermann's Disease In Adults

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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 scheuermanns disease.?

What is scheuermanns disease.?

Roundback: Scheuermann disease or juvenile kyphosis usually developes in adoleescence. Usually 3 or more contiguous thoracic vertebrae wedged anteriorly with narrowing of intervening disc spaces. Round back may be mild or more severe. Usually more cosmetic issue than one of pain. Spinal fusion can be performed to halt or partially correct thdeformity Adult Schuermann disease may demonstrate kyphosis and pain ...Read more

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Do you know anything about scheuermanns disease?

Do you know anything about scheuermanns disease?

Juvenile kyphosis: Scheuermann disease or juvenile kyphosis usually developes in adoleescence. Usually 3 or more contiguous thoracic vertebrae wedged anteriorly with narrowing of intervening disc spaces. Round back may be mild or more severe. Usually more cosmetic issue than one of pain. Spinal fusion can be performed to halt or partially correct thdeformity Adult Schuermann disease may demonstrate kyphosis and pain ...Read more

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Can you tell me about scheuermann's disease/kyphosis?

Can you tell me about scheuermann's disease/kyphosis?

Roundback: Scheuermann disease or juvenile kyphosis usually developes in adoleescence. Usually 3 or more contiguous thoracic vertebrae wedged anteriorly with narrowing of intervening disc spaces. Round back may be mild or more severe. Usually more cosmetic issue than one of pain. Spinal fusion can be performed to halt or partially correct thdeformity Adult Schuermann disease may demonstrate kyphosis and pain ...Read more

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Hi docs, would the back disease kyphosis stop you from getting into the military?

Hi docs, would the back disease kyphosis stop you from getting into the military?

Possibly: The department of defense website seems to say that curvature over 55 degrees or any curvature that impairs the ability to perform military duties or wear a uniform may be an issue. It may help to check the website or with a local recruiter. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have the postural kyphosis or the scheuermann's disease? If my degree is 55 and I'm 20 which one do I have?

Kyphosis: X-rays would help to determine if there are schmorl's nodes present or other abnormalities such as wedging of vertebrae. A normal x-ray is compelling for postural kyphosis. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of congenital kyphosis type 1 disease?

What are signs and symptoms of congenital kyphosis type 1 disease?

Gibbus in child: Classically this is a child with a gibbus a bump and forward bend to spine most noticable if in thoracic spine it may have no sypmtoms very rare severe cases can develop late neurologic sequela ...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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Can cervical disc disease, cervical stenosis and kyphosis of neck cause widespread muscle twitches, prickling sensations all over, numbness?

Can cervical disc disease, cervical stenosis and kyphosis of neck cause widespread muscle twitches, prickling sensations all over, numbness?

Usually not: Neck disease will cause symptoms below tthe area of stenosis if face is involved then these symptoms are not due to this condition ...Read more

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Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.

Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.

Most likely no.: When it comes to spinal deformities like kyphosis and scoliosis, the spine usually does not return to a "normal" shape with exercise/bracing/chiropractic manipulation. While these treatment methods may help a deformity like kyphosis from getting worse, surgery is typically required in order to correct it. ...Read more

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Will adult congenital kyphosis lead to paraplegia?

Kyphosis: It really depends on how progressive or how fast the kyphosis is increasing. A consultation with a spine surgeon could likely give you an answer. ...Read more

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Can the spine pressing on the lung from kyphosis cause general anxiety disorder?

Can the spine pressing on the lung from kyphosis cause general anxiety disorder?

Anxiety: Possible. I have one patient with similar defect, developed anxiety following interpretation of his chest x-ray. ...Read more

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46 yr-old woman who 9 years ago started having progressive, dramatic neurological and pain symptoms after an "acute illness", including 50-pound.....?

46 yr-old woman who 9 years ago started having progressive, dramatic neurological and pain symptoms after an "acute illness", including 50-pound.....?

Autoimmune: Post-infectious sequelae can cause a variety of syndromes and symptoms, largely of the autoimmune etiology. CIDP is a possibility. Do you have reflexes? CIDP can be diagnosed with EMG/NCS. Did you have that? There are panels of antibodies associated with not only CIDP but also autoimmune dysautonomia, which is another consideration. Were these panels sent? Mayo has comprehensive panels. For dysautonomia testing, I would recommend tilt table and skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy. Other considerations include myopathies, which can be metabolic or mitochondrial, and I would recommend EMG as well as possible muscle biopsy. ...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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What is kyphosis?

What is kyphosis?

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

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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

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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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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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What causes kyphosis progression?

What causes kyphosis progression?

Kyphosis: Kyphosis is a curvature of the spine that is most commonly associated with an anomaly within the spine and the surrounding muscles. The progression in curvature is due to a lack of balance in the muscles and the spinal structures. ...Read more

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Is kyphosis inherited by genes to another legatee?

Is kyphosis inherited by genes to another legatee?

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

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What is the treatment for kyphosis?

What is the treatment for kyphosis?

FInd the cause first: There are a few different causes of this. It is important to find if there is an actual reason or if it is just idiopathic. Based on the cause, the tx options are generally conservative starting with physical therapy, stretching and strengthening and rarely braceing or surgery. Try to find out cause first withh a specialist. ...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

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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?

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 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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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