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How do you define kyphosis?

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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
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In brief: Spinal curve

The curves that your back shows when looking from the side are "lordotic" for the neck (concave backward), "kyphotic" for the thoracic or dorsal spine (concave forward-think hunched forward), lordotic for lumbar spine and kyphotic again for the sacrum (lowest part of the spine.

In brief: Spinal curve

The curves that your back shows when looking from the side are "lordotic" for the neck (concave backward), "kyphotic" for the thoracic or dorsal spine (concave forward-think hunched forward), lordotic for lumbar spine and kyphotic again for the sacrum (lowest part of the spine.
Dr. Robert Greer
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