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Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.

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Dr. Neel Anand
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Neel Anand
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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Unlikely

Although exercises cannot correct schumann's kyphosis they can help you accommodate for it an appear to have a more natural curvature.
Surgery can be done but the risks for such a cosmetic surgery are high so i generally do not recommend unless medical issues are developing such as pulmonary problems.

In brief: Unlikely

Although exercises cannot correct schumann's kyphosis they can help you accommodate for it an appear to have a more natural curvature.
Surgery can be done but the risks for such a cosmetic surgery are high so i generally do not recommend unless medical issues are developing such as pulmonary problems.
Dr. David Lundin
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