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Kyphosis is an exaggerated curvature of the thoracic (middle) spine, often resulting in a noticeable “hump” that causes pain and discomfort. As people age, sufferers often develop a spinal hump in the upper shoulder region or just below the neck. The appearance of a small or more pronounced hump can result from a combination of a protruding curvature in the upper spine and forward head pronation.
In extreme cases, the curvature of the spine can become debilitating and negatively impact other aspects of your health and wellness. Fortunately, with proper chiropractic treatment, most patient can achieve kyphosis correction and long-term pain relief.
What Causes Kyphosis?
It’s important to understand that kyphosis is not necessarily a disorder. Rather, it describes an existing condition and curvature that can run the entire length of the spine. Unlike scoliosis, which creates a lateral or sideways spinal curvature, kyphosis curves the spine forward creating a hump or hunched posture. There are also a number of underlying causes that can result in kyphosis. These include the following.
In some cases, people are born with what is known as “congenial kyphosis” caused by the incomplete formation of the spine. In other instances, children can develop a type of structural kyphosis known as Scheuermann’s disease. This condition results when spine growth fails to keep pace with other areas. This generally impacts adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 years old during growth spurts.
When kyphosis becomes extreme in youths, it can have a debilitating mental effect. The physical presence of the curvature sometimes creates emotional insecurity among teens during formative social years. These are reasons that early detection of spinal conditions is imperative to mental and physical health and well-being.