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Kyphosis, the excessive forward flexing of the upper back related to aging, poor posture or congentinal conditions, is characterized by an abnormally rounded upper back. With kyphosis, the vertebrae bones collapse and the spine curves forward. Kyphosis can occur at any age, but is common during adolescence.

In severe cases kyphosis can be painful, cause significant spinal deformity, and lead to breathing problems. Patients with severe kyphosis may need medical help to help reduce the excessive spinal curve and improve their symptoms.

Kyphosis Symptoms

  • A slight hump in the upper back

  • Pain in the neck, shoulder and back region

  • Loss of height

  • Fatigue and difficulty standing upright (may worsen as the day progresses)

Kyphosis Treatment

  • Physical therapy

  • Medication

  • Minimally Invasive Injections

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

This condition is a deformity of the spine. With it, your vertebrae change from a cylindrical shape to a wedge shape. Your spine may begin to curve forward. Eventually, this gives your upper back a rounded appearance.

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