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Symptoms Of Hunchback
I used to have very poor posture and now have a hunchback. Is there anything at all I can do to reverse it or at least make it less noticeable?
Postural kyphosis: Postural kyphosis the most common type, normally attributed to slouching, can occur in both the old and the young. In the young, it can be called 'slouching' and is reversible by correcting muscular imbalances. In the old, it may be called 'hyperkyphosis' or 'dowager’s hump. If you want to get rid of it visit physical therapy to give program for some exercise and you need to wear brace for while. ...Read more
Exercise may help: You may have an imbalance in muscle strength with the muscles in the front of your neck and chest stronger than muscles in your back and back of neck. If you strengthen the weak muscles, your posture may improve. However you should also see a doctor to see if there is a curve in your spine or something else that needs attention. ...Read more
My upper back and shoulders stick out further than the rest of my back.Looks like I have a hunchback. Is there anyway I can correct it?
Kyphosis: is the natural curvature of the thoracic (upper) spine. Most people hunch however, and the bad posture can exaggerate this curvature. Chronically, this can lead to permanent deformity. Practice good posture. Stand straight and hold your head high. If you need help: old school= walk with a book on your head. They also sell electronic devices that vibrate when you hunch to remind you. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Technically, scoliosis is defined as a spinal curvature in the coronal plane of greater than 10 degrees. Another way to say that is normally the spine viewed from the back is straight and in scoliosis it is curved. All that being said, it is not unusual for patients with scoliosis to have abnormal curves in the sagittal plane. An excessive curve in the thoracic spine is known as kyphosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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