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Doctor insights on: What Things Affect The Chances Of Getting Kyphosis

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Definition)

Kyphosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine forward, giving the ...Read more


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70 degrees kyphosis What's the risk and complications of correct surgery? And if the kyphosis don't get worsen is it need surgery?

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 more

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Can kyphosis get worsen after age of 20?

Depends: Developmental kyphosis can get worse during growth and then usually stops once growth has seized. At 20, most makes are done with their growth but some are not. Xrays can reveal if a patients growth plates are opened or if they have closed. ...Read more

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Kyphosis 70degrees 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?

Kyphosis 70degrees
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

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Is there any way to help get rid of kyphosis forver?

Is there any way to help get rid of kyphosis forver?

None proven: Kyphosis is the normal concave curve forward in the thoracic spine.Over curvature in teens maybe treated with surgery with very limited success.Self treatment with posture control and exercise is best option at 34 yrs old. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight and get rid of kyphosis without going gym?

How can I  gain weight and get rid of kyphosis without going gym?

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

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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?

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

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Is there any chance to treat kyphosis(70dgrees) with brace at age of 20? No symptoms

Is there any chance to treat kyphosis(70dgrees) with brace at age of 20? No symptoms

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