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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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Is there a form of tai chi or yoga to accommodate someone who has a curved spine?

Is there a form of tai chi or yoga to accommodate someone who has a curved spine?

Pilates?: Similar good for backs keeps back out of extremes of nonfunctional motion you can consider a switch I always thought of tai chi as comfortable for backswater tai chi is available. ...Read more

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Is posible treat a kyphosis with exercises?

Is posible treat a kyphosis with exercises?

Stretching +...: 1) walk on your tip toes your hands joint together trying to "reach" the ceiling and you gaze up to the ceiling.
2) put a book on your head and walk with it
3)yoga- yes- all kinds of stretching
4)breathing exercises-slow, deep, alone as a daily routine and of cause as part of yoga and all other exercises above or any others that you like and find helpful. ...Read more

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Can kyphosis be fixed by doing the exercises?

Can kyphosis be fixed by doing the exercises?

Can stop worsening: Kyphosis is the curving of the back skeletal frame mostly due to posture but can be genetic also. It can not be changed with exercise but can stop it from worsening and stabilize it. If you don't exercise, it just gets worse so yes, exercise for stability and improvement. Feldenkrais is a great way to evaluate your habits. ...Read more

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What are the exercises for kyphosis?

What are the exercises for kyphosis?

Exercises: For postural kyphosis this result from weakened upper back muscles & tightness of chest muscles. Exercises can help this form of kyphosis. There is not enough space to fully discuss. There are wall exercises and tube exercises that work well. Yoga is very good for this purpose. Talk to your physical therapy for specific exercises tailored specifically for you. ...Read more

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I have kyphosis. Can I fix it by doing the exercises every day?

I have kyphosis. Can I fix it by doing the exercises every day?

If not structural: If your spine is still flexible whthout significant degenerative x -ray changes, yea. ...Read more

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What are specific cervical kyphosis reversal exercises?

What are specific cervical kyphosis reversal exercises?

Many exercises: These two sites have some simple exercises for you to try. They should not cause pain. Any increase in pain should take you to your doctor's office. Do not forget about stress relief techniques as well and the right pillow for sleeping. Good luck.

http://www. Ehow. Com/video_6561843_treat-kyphosis-exercise. Html

http://www. Buzzle. Com/articles/kyphosis-exercises. Html. ...Read more

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Are there specific cervical kyphosis reversal exercises?

See your doctor: Cervical kyphosis is a reversal of the normal cervical curvature (which should be lordosis). This could be due to injury, muscle spasm, or congenital defect. It is quite unusual. After your doctor investigates, referral to a physical therapist to instruct you on a customized exercise program should help. ...Read more

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Thoracic kyphosis Age:20 Can it be corrected in my age with exercises?

Thoracic kyphosis Age:20 Can it be corrected in my age with exercises?

Possibly: I don't know the cause, so can't tell for certain if this can be reversed. But, extension exercises, massage, and possibly a brace to reinforce correct spine alignment will be your best chance. The quicker you start, the better chances of recovery or at least arresting the progression of your curve ...Read more

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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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I have a cervical kyphosis and I'm 20 years old. What exercise should I do?

You should see your: Spine surgeon, who depending upon your symptoms will start treating you.
I would not start something, in presence of a neck problem, without a surgeon seeing you first.

Good luck. ...Read more

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What exercises can prevent spine curvature due to kyphosis or spondylitis?

What exercises can prevent spine curvature due to kyphosis or spondylitis?

Flexibility exercise: Exercises can maintain flexibility but will not prevent the curvature. ...Read more

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What should someone do with early signs if kyphosis? My back pain is preventing me from sitting, laying, standing. Stretching, exercise, posture?

What should someone do with early signs if kyphosis? My back pain is preventing me from sitting, laying, standing. Stretching, exercise, posture?

Please be seen: If you have a lot of functionally limiting back pain you should be seen. At your age kyphosis can be postural or it could be from schuermann's. You should be seen to be evaluated for your pain. Certain exercises can be very helpful in some cases. ...Read more

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28 yr old male, with thoracic "postural" kyphosis since adolescence (don't know degree) Can it heal or improve with exercise, physio or any other way?

28 yr old male, with thoracic "postural" kyphosis since adolescence (don't know degree) Can it heal or improve with exercise, physio or any other way?

Specialist: AT this age it is very difficult to treat this. May need surgery which at your age is difficult. See an ortho specialist in a referral center that does this type of work. BEst wishes. ...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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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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What can be done about kyphosis?

What can be done about kyphosis?

Can stop worsening: Kyphosis is the curving of the back skeletal frame mostly due to posture but can be genetic also. It can not be changed with exercise but can stop it from worsening and stabilize it. If you don't exercise, it just gets worse so yes, exercise for stability and improvement. Feldenkrais is a great way to evaluate your habits. ...Read more

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What can cause kyphosis in a child?

What can cause kyphosis in a child?

Let me explain: Congenital kyphosis. A malformation of the spinal column during fetal development causes kyphosis in some infants. Several vertebrae may be fused together or the bones may not form properly. This type of kyphosis may worsen as the child grows. In some cases, congenital kyphosis eventually leads to paralysis of the lower body (paraplegia). ...Read more

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Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Evaluation first: The elderly are not restricted from exercise. You say that you have kyphosis. Is this due to fractures secondary to osteoporosis? You should see your pcp & be evaluated. A metabolic evaluation & cardiovascular evaluation should be performed. If calcium deficiency is found then take corrective diet changes. If a healthy heart is there, then contact a physical therapist & start an exercise program. ...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

Dr. Gary Pess
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...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