Highest Ranked Doctor treating Back conditions and Kyphosis from Brighton & Hove
If you live in Brighton & Hove,UK we offer special rates for the treatment of Kyphosis. Our Highest Ranked Back Doctor are the best in the UK.
The London Spine Unit offers package prices that include full assessment of your clinical condition including an MRI scan for a fixed package price of £700.
Information about Kyphosis
Kyphosis is an abnormally excessive convex curvature of the spine as it occurs in the thoracic and sacral regions. Abnormal inward concave lordotic curving of the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine is called lordosis. It can result from degenerative disc disease; developmental abnormalities, most commonly Scheuermann’s disease; osteoporosis with compression fractures of the vertebra; multiple myeloma; or trauma. A normal thoracic spine extends from the 1st thoracic to the 12th thoracic vertebra and should have a slight kyphotic angle, ranging from 20° to 45°. When the “roundness” of the upper spine increases past 45° it is called kyphosis or “hyperkyphosis”. Scheuermann’s kyphosis is the most classic form of hyperkyphosis and is the result of wedged vertebrae that develop during adolescence. The cause is not currently known and the condition appears to be multifactorial and is seen more frequently in males than females.
In the sense of a deformity, it is the pathological curving of the spine, where parts of the spinal column lose some or all of their lordotic profile. This causes a bowing of the back, seen as a slouching posture.
While most cases of kyphosis are mild and only require routine monitoring, serious cases can be debilitating. High degrees of kyphosis can cause severe pain and discomfort, breathing and digestion difficulties, cardiovascular irregularities, neurological compromise and, in the more severe cases, significantly shortened life spans. These types of high-end curves typically do not respond well to conservative treatment and almost always warrant spinal fusion surgery, which can restore the body’s natural degree of curvature. The term is from Greek κυφός kyphos, a hump.
The London Spine unit at The Harley Street Hospital we specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of Kyphosis. Our Specialists are trained in the recognition of symptoms caused by Kyphosis. Xrays cannot often diagnose the problem and the best investigation for this condition is an MRI scan as this shows the structural damage that can be caused by Kyphosis.
If you have been diagnosed with Kyphosis or you have been advised to have surgery on your spine including your Back then you should seek a specialist second opinion on the best treatment options as untreated Kyphosis can lead to more serious problems including nerve damage, persistent pain and immobility.
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