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What Things Affect The Chances Of Getting Kyphosis
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
All doctors said I don't need surgery because it will not get worsen but they advice me to swim
Can that make my back look better?
NO: it won't change the shape of your back, which has a bony abnormality. What swimming will do is keep your muscles strong so that you will have less pain from the bony abnormality. That's important because you can then smile and let your personality make up for any anxiety about how you look. ...Read more
Depends: This sounds like 2 different questions. To gain weight eat more calories than you burn in a given day. Kyphosis can often be irreversible if present for many years. You can do home exercises that work on squeezing your shoulder blades together. You may also want to try buying a posture support to wear a couple of hours per day. ...Read more
So young: You are so young. I would see an ortho for surgical correction. You also need to work on posture ...Read more
My postural kyphosis is around 55-60 degrees. I'm 20. Is it going to get worse as i grow older? Is it bad for my health? Should i get concerned?
That's a lot: The main concern is respiratory as the kyphosis may increase in time. Now u should have pfc's and c if u already have compromise ; how much. U may b worse than u think. C a spine surgeon 4 evaluation, if u start there he/she would most likely get ptc's as part of the work up. ...Read more
Proactive consult: I am not an orthopedic surgeon. I am struggling to see how you can have a kyphosis of 70 degrees. I wish it was otherwise for you! A brace, if properly fitted might, I say "might," help to slow down any further progression. Most important, you need to see an orthopedic spine surgeon to find out your options to know what best to do for yourself. I hope you can get the help you need, take care ...Read more
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