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What are the concerns with having kyphosis?

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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
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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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