Kyphosis is an exaggerated, forward rounding of a person's back. It can show up at any age but it is found most often in older women.
Age-related kyphosis is usually due to weakness in the bones of the spine that can cause them to crack or compress. Other types of kyphosis will sometimes appear in infants or teens caused by a malformation of the spine or wedging of the spinal bones over a period of time.
Mild cases of kyphosis normally cause few problems. However, severe cases of kyphosis can cause pain and be disfiguring for the patient. The right kyphosis treatment in Gilbert, AZ really depends on your age, and the cause and effects of the curvature of the spine.
Mild kyphosis may produce no signs or symptoms that are noticeable by the patient. However, some people can experience back pain and stiffness in addition to an abnormally curved spine.
The vertebrae (individual bones) that make up a healthy spine look like cylinders stacked on top of each other in a column. Kyphosis occurs when the vertebrae in the upper back are more wedge shaped causing the abnormal curvature.
If you are experiencing a curvature of your back, stiffness and/or back pain, you should seek the expertise of a medical profession that can evaluate and diagnosis your condition. Here at Scoliosis AZ Centers, we have a very professional staff that take care of your Kyphosis treatment needs in Gilbert, AZ. Give us a call today or fill out the form below to get more information on the revolutionary technology that we use to help our patients improve their lives.
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