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What is the percentage of passing shermans disease type 2 to your children?

What is the percentage of passing shermans disease type 2 to your children?

3 to 5%: Did you mean scheuermann disease? For this diagnosis, genetic factors are more important than environmental ones, but we haven't been able to find specific genes that cause it. Most likely, it's a combo of genes and environmental influences. In conditions with this sort of multifactoral inheritance, the risk for each child of an affected parent is about 3 to 5 percent, or 1 in 20 to 1 in 30. ...Read more

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Kyphosis (Definition)

Kyphosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine forward, giving the ...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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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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I have shermans disease in my back i'm in agony no painkillers work what can I do?

I have shermans disease in my back i'm in agony no painkillers work what can I do?

May be another issue: Scheuermann's disease does not usually cause such severe pain. It is usually described as an achy, muscular pain increased with prolonged standing centered about the mid- spine & sometimes in the lumbar area if there is an increased compensatory lordosis. I would be concerned about other sources for your pain. This should be evaluated before assuming the pain is related to this spinal diagnosis. ...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 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