Doctor insights on:
Stop progression: I've had experience w/ marked kyphosis, but not Scheurmann's, specifically.The latter is due to wedging of vertebra.I have, with prolotherapy, been able to halt progression of severe kyphosis & reduce discomfort,but not reverse the process.There may be surgical options, but if you are experiencing no pain, I'd consider carefully.Prolo may provide enough help.If not, can try less conservative care. ...Read more
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
Have scheurmanns kyphosis & options are to live with it or have it corrected via surgery, what would be the complications with getting surgery on it?
Multiple: The decision whether or not you are a candidate would be in part based upon an exam and appropriate imaging studies. It is a pretty large surgery, but reasonably safe In an otherwise healthy patient. Highest risk would be infection in about 1percent, pain despite surgery would also be risk and so it would be important to fully determine source of pain. Further discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
Kyphosis: Most often, kyphosis only worsens as time goes on... due to gravity and the aging process of 'drying-up' of the discs. The anterior part of the spine gets shorter and the body leans more forward. Good posture and active strengthening of the posterior (back) muslces can keep you more upright... Really changing the kyphosis angle is almost impossible without surgery though... ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Check with a spine surgeon to be properly evaluated and investigated. ...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: 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
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
Hey! I've recently been diagnosed with Kyphosis and I was wondering how bad it has to be for them to do surgery? I'm only 18
70 degrees minimum: Typically surgeons will send patients for postural training prior to any contemplation of surgical intervention. The indications for surgery are a curve of 70 degrees or greater that is painful and unresponsive to conservative care. The surgery will straighten the kyphosis but does not guarantee pain reduction. ...Read more
70 degrees kyphosis
What's the risk and complications of correct surgery?
And if the kyphosis don't get worsen is it need surgery?
Recommendation : If you really have 70 degree of kyphosis at age of 19 years you better go to surgery. It can prevent lung and heart problems in your future. Risk of complications still less significant than risk of development other problems : lung , heart, vascular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know when the kyphosis is pathological? 40 degrees? 50 degrees? Or above 70 degrees? Considering that 30 degree is normal.
Normal is more than: 30 degrees in terms of kyphosis in thoracic spine but many can tolerate greater than 50 degrees with 70 being a number to consider surgery if symptoms and clinical picture warrant but one has to consider other factors like the alignment of the hips and pelvis as well as the lumbar or lower back sway or lordosis as well as any scoliosis and overall flexibility of the spine. See a spine surgeon. ...Read more
If I wear a corset for kyphosis correction, can I continue to go to the gym? What physical restrictions will I have? Do I need to wear it 24/7?
Yes : You absolutely can still exercise and go to the gym while being treated for kyphosis with a corset, and it is good to do so. Understand that a brace for kyphosis in an adult patient has no long term structural effect, it is simply to treat your symptoms, as such it does not need to be worn 24/7, nor should it be. Wearing a brace too much can cause stiffnessand atrophy. ...Read more