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Kyphosis Specialist

Kyphosis Specialist

Kyphosis treatment

The London Spine Unit specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of Kyphosis. Our Specialists are trained in the recognition of symptoms caused by Kyphosis. 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 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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We are based on the Prestigious Harley Street and our clinic is fully equipped to diagnose and treat Kyphosis

 

More details about Kyphosis

Kyphosis (from Greek κυφός kyphos, a hump) is an abnormally excessive convex curvature of the spine as it occurs in the thoracic and sacral regions.[1][2] (Abnormal inward concave lordotic curving of the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine is called lordosis.) Kyphosis can be called roundback or Kelso’s hunchback. 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 to the 12th 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.[3]

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.

 

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