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How long should it take to walk again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long should it take to walk again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

The next day: Barring complication, we strongly encourage patients to be up walking and working with physical therapy as soon as possible, usually the day after surgery. This reduces the likelihood of periopertive complications such as pressure sores, blood clots, and pneumonia. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Definition)

When viewing the human spine from the side, there are usually three natural curvatures. The neck and low back have a curvature with the con cavity backward, this is known as lordosis; and the mid back has a curve with the concavity anteriorly, this is known as s kyphosis. When an elderly lady has an increase "hump" in this curvature in the mid back we call ...Read more


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How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It's fast: Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues. If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd. ...Read more

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I'm20,kyphosis 70degrees I have worn brace for 2weeks today i feel pain in back especially after walking without brace Before it I didn't feel pain?

I'm20,kyphosis 70degrees 
I have worn brace for 2weeks
today i feel pain in back especially after walking without brace 
Before it I didn't feel pain?

The: "correction" the brace supplies may also STRAIN the PARAVERTEBRAL Muscles ( The small muscles which run up and down your spine and are used for flexion/extension movements) Hope this is helpful Dr Z BTW I HOPE you are receiving some Physical Therapy in addition to BRACING ...Read more

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Any ways of correcting kyphosis at age 20's?

Any ways of correcting kyphosis at age 20's?

Yes: Many ways correcting kyphosis at age 20, visit spine surgeon he will discuss the options with you. Good luck thanks. ...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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How do you define kyphosis?

How do you define kyphosis?

Forward bend: On a side view of your spine...When the spine bends forward that is kyphosis as seen in you thoracic spine ....Whereas when the spine bends backward that is lordosis as seen you lower back. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have kyphosis?

How can you tell if you have kyphosis?

Examination: Kyphosis is a normal curvature of the thoracic spine. I am assuming that you are referring to hyperkyphosis. This is where the upper back rounded forward in an exaggerated fashion. At some point there may develope a hump in back called a dowager hump. This may cause by osteoporosis, compression fractures, degenerative arthritis, scheuermann, s disease, etc. ...Read more

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How can I fix kyphosis (rounded back) ?

How can I fix kyphosis (rounded back) ?

It depends on the : degree of the kyphosis and the reason for the kyphosis. At your age, unless it is due to poor posture it is probably a fairly stiff or "fixed" position. It could be the result of hip or pelvis alignment or even lower back issues for which your upper back is compensating for or it could be related to your thoracic spine. Unless it is greater than 60-70 degrees it is treated with exercise. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Kyphosis?

What is the definition or description of: Kyphosis?

See below: When viewing the human spine from the side, there are usually three natural curvatures. The neck and low back have a curvature with the con cavity backward, this is known as lordosis; and the mid back has a curve with the concavity anteriorly, this is known as s kyphosis. When an elderly lady has an increase "hump" in this curvature in the mid back we call it a hyper kyphosis. ...Read more

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What causes kyphosis progression?

What causes kyphosis progression?

Kyphosis: Kyphosis is a curvature of the spine that is most commonly associated with an anomaly within the spine and the surrounding muscles. The progression in curvature is due to a lack of balance in the muscles and the spinal structures. ...Read more

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Is kyphosis/lordosis the same thing?

Is kyphosis/lordosis the same thing?

Let me help: Kyphosis is a forward rounding of your upper back. Some rounding is normal, but the term "kyphosis" usually refers to an exaggerated rounding, more than 50 degrees. This deformity is also called round back or hunchback.Lordosis: inward curvature of the spine. The spine is not supposed to be absolutely straight, so some degree of curvature is normal. When the curve exceeds the usual range. ...Read more

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What will improve kyphosis of the spine?

What will improve kyphosis of the spine?

Kyphosis: Most often, kyphosis only worsens as time goes on... due to gravity and the aging process of 'drying-up' of the discs. The anterior part of the spine gets shorter and the body leans more forward. Good posture and active strengthening of the posterior (back) muslces can keep you more upright... Really changing the kyphosis angle is almost impossible without surgery though... ...Read more

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Are lordosis and kyphosis fixable at the age of 28?

Depends on the cause: Check with a spine surgeon to be properly evaluated and investigated. ...Read more

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Is kyphosis inherited by genes to another legatee ?

Is kyphosis inherited by genes to another legatee ?

Varies : Kyphosis simply refers to a measurement often used to describe the alignment.Of the spine seen from the side. There is a normal range of kyphosis, seen in the thoracic spine. There are a number of conditions that cause an increased kyphosis, some do have a genetic component to them. Osteoporosis is just one example of this. Thank you, . ...Read more

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Are lordosis and kyphosis fixable at the age of 45?

Are lordosis and kyphosis fixable at the age of 45?

Yes: If one is suffering from intractable pain or neurologic deficit, one can have surgery to correct abnormal curvature. Minimally invasive techniques have made these procedures safer, but spine surgery is still a major endeavor. There is a normal amount of lordosis in the neck and back, and kyphosis in the thoracic spine to provide sagittal balance, or overall balance to the entire spinal column. ...Read more

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Scheurmanns kyphosis, could I reduce the curvature in my back?

Scheurmanns kyphosis, could I reduce the curvature in my back?

Stop progression: I've had experience w/ marked kyphosis, but not Scheurmann's, specifically.The latter is due to wedging of vertebra.I have, with prolotherapy, been able to halt progression of severe kyphosis & reduce discomfort,but not reverse the process.There may be surgical options, but if you are experiencing no pain, I'd consider carefully.Prolo may provide enough help.If not, can try less conservative care. ...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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70 degrees kyphosis Age 20 What's the normal angle? And can it be corrected without surgery ?

70 degrees kyphosis 
Age 20
What's the normal angle?
And can it be corrected without surgery ?

Kyphosis: An orthopedic specialist in spinal abnormalities is best qualified to evaluate and treat your kyphosis which sounds significant. He/she will advise you about braces and other treatment modalities. ...Read more

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Hey! I've recently been diagnosed with Kyphosis and I was wondering how bad it has to be for them to do surgery? I'm only 18

Hey! I've recently been diagnosed with Kyphosis and I was wondering how bad it has to be for them to do surgery?  I'm only 18

70 degrees minimum: Typically surgeons will send patients for postural training prior to any contemplation of surgical intervention. The indications for surgery are a curve of 70 degrees or greater that is painful and unresponsive to conservative care. The surgery will straighten the kyphosis but does not guarantee pain reduction. ...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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How do you know when the kyphosis is pathological? 40 degrees? 50 degrees? Or above 70 degrees? Considering that 30 degree is normal.

How do you know when the kyphosis is pathological? 40 degrees? 50 degrees? Or above 70 degrees? Considering that 30 degree is normal.

Normal is more than: 30 degrees in terms of kyphosis in thoracic spine but many can tolerate greater than 50 degrees with 70 being a number to consider surgery if symptoms and clinical picture warrant but one has to consider other factors like the alignment of the hips and pelvis as well as the lumbar or lower back sway or lordosis as well as any scoliosis and overall flexibility of the spine. See a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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If I wear a corset for kyphosis correction, can I continue to go to the gym? What physical restrictions will I have? Do I need to wear it 24/7?

If I wear a corset for kyphosis correction, can I continue to go to the gym? What physical restrictions will I have? Do I need to wear it 24/7?

Yes : You absolutely can still exercise and go to the gym while being treated for kyphosis with a corset, and it is good to do so. Understand that a brace for kyphosis in an adult patient has no long term structural effect, it is simply to treat your symptoms, as such it does not need to be worn 24/7, nor should it be. Wearing a brace too much can cause stiffnessand atrophy. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


Dr. Zachariah George
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Curved Spine (Definition)

Curved spine = The human spine is normally curved. However excessive or abnormal curvatures can be seen with conditions like ...Read more