What is kyphosis?

Kyphosis is a deformity of the spine which leads to a hump in the middle of the back. Kyphosis can be treated with exercise if detected early. If the Kyphosis is large a brace or surgery may be recommended.

Kyphosis symptoms

Symptoms of Kyphosis may include:

  • Poor posture with a hunchback or a hump appearance of the back
  • Back pain
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Stiffness in the back

If left untreated, Kyphosis can lead to loss of sensation, loss of bowel or bladder control, heart and lung problems.

Types of kyphosis

There are three main types of kyphosis.

Postural kyphosis

Postural Kyphosis is the most common type of kyphosis which usually appears during adolescence. Poor posture and a weakening of the muscles and ligaments cause Postural Kyphosis.

Scheuermann’s hyperkyphosis

Scheuermann’s Hyperkyphosis appears during adolescence and is a structural deformity of the vertebrae.

Congenital kyphosis

Congenital Kyphosis is the abnormal development of the vertebrae during the baby’s development before birth.

Causes of kyphosis

The causes of Kyphosis may include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Low bone density
  • Disc degeneration
  • Cancer
  • Spinal infections
  • Neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy
  • Chronic diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Brittle Bone Disease
  • Spina Bifida

How is kyphosis treated?

In the early stages, Kyphosis (Hyperkyphosis) can be treated with exercise. If the Kyphosis progresses to a certain degree, a brace will need to be worn to stop progression and to try to correct the curve. Surgery will be recommended when it the kyphosis progresses beyond the range that can be helped with bracing and exercise.

ScoliCare offers specific exercise rehabilitation programs and custom 3D bracing for Kyphosis [need to add some pics on exercise and bracing (brace pics for INT)
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What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. When viewed from the side, the spine should have curves. But when viewed from the front, the spine should be straight. Scoliosis can affect children and adults at any age.

Types of Scoliosis

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