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What are the concerns with having kyphosis?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Depends on how severe it is and in what part of the spine.
In the mid back it may be a cosmetic (appearance) problem. The the neck and mid back, it can lead to the spinal cord to malfunction. In the low back it can prevent good posture and cause severe low back pain.

In brief: Depends
Depends on how severe it is and in what part of the spine.
In the mid back it may be a cosmetic (appearance) problem. The the neck and mid back, it can lead to the spinal cord to malfunction. In the low back it can prevent good posture and cause severe low back pain.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Patrick Connolly
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Progression
Kyphosis is normal in the thoracic spine.
A cervical, lumbar or abnormally large thoracic kyphosis may worsen over time. Kyphosis can cause pain, poor posture and occasionally nerve and spinal cord symptoms.

In brief: Progression
Kyphosis is normal in the thoracic spine.
A cervical, lumbar or abnormally large thoracic kyphosis may worsen over time. Kyphosis can cause pain, poor posture and occasionally nerve and spinal cord symptoms.
Dr. Patrick Connolly
Dr. Patrick Connolly
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: See below
Pain and peogressive deformity cosmetic appearance.

In brief: See below
Pain and peogressive deformity cosmetic appearance.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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