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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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Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20 ?

Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20 ?

Depends on cause: If it is pure postural kyphosis with no wedging of any of the spinal (vertebrae) segments, then core strengthening an postural retraining should correct the problem. ...Read more

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How can back/flank pain, insomnia and postural hypotension be related?

How can back/flank pain, insomnia and postural hypotension be related?

Tough question: Possible UTI with dehydration, not sure how to incorporate insomnia except due to discomfort or nocturia? ...Read more

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Is there any alternatives for doing postural drainage, it causes me sinus congestion, i ve bronchiectasis, chronic nasal issues and back problems?

Is there any alternatives for doing postural drainage, it causes me sinus congestion, i ve bronchiectasis, chronic nasal  issues and back problems?

No but: You can ask your doctor to give your something (antihistamine nasal spray ?) to decongest your nose or try breathright strip to keep your nose open while doing the drainage. Be sure that your aiming your Nasonex towards the outside direction of the nasal cavity and not the center. ...Read more

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I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome will midodrine help blood get back to heart when standing up?

I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome will midodrine help blood get back to heart when standing up?

Yes: Midodrine raises your blood pressure and thus prevents fainting or light-headedness by keeping blood circulation to the brain. The heart will get more blood return and the reflex tachycardia will be less pronounced, or even be not triggered. ...Read more

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Hi im 21yrs of age i want ur help to correct my postural kyphosis, i got it due to bending in front of laptop, bad sitting posture at school, ...?

Posture: The best solution for bad posture is to improve your posture. Make a conscious effort to sit up straight, and keep your shoulders back. ...Read more

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What do you think of posture support for the correction of postural defect? Is it recommended for my 10 year old daughter for getting rid of scolios

What do you think of posture support  for the correction of postural defect?
Is it recommended for my 10 year old daughter for getting rid of scolios

Varies: It depends in part on the size of the curvature. Curvatures less than 30 degrees are usually simply observed for signs of progression with no other treatment needed. If a curve gets over 30 degrees Ina 10 year old girl, a brace is typically recommended. Don't hesitate to see a spine/scoliosis specialist to discuss. ...Read more

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