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Do you born with scheuermann's disease? Or it can be occured if staying slouching? I have it, and I wanna know if it's my fault or not ?

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Dr. Daniel Ivankovich
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Slouching & Kyphosis

Scheurmann's disease is a condition diagnosed most commonly during adolescence.
It's due to wedging of the vertebral segments that then cause increased kyphosis (slouching or round back). Initial treatment is physical therapy with a focus on strengthening. Bracing in extreme cases. Don't be hard on yourself, because there's nobody at fault. Work with your doctor and follow recommendations.

In brief: Slouching & Kyphosis

Scheurmann's disease is a condition diagnosed most commonly during adolescence.
It's due to wedging of the vertebral segments that then cause increased kyphosis (slouching or round back). Initial treatment is physical therapy with a focus on strengthening. Bracing in extreme cases. Don't be hard on yourself, because there's nobody at fault. Work with your doctor and follow recommendations.
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