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Kyphosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 17, 2009
  • 02:36 PM

My 14 year old son was diagnosed with kyphosis last year. Does anyone have any recommendations on highly qualified specialists for this condition?

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  • Kyphosis simply means a forward curvature of the spine. This is only abnormal if the kyphosis is excessive (i.e. it is normal to have some degree of kyphosis in your mid back). Sometimes there are other conditions which may cause an increased kyphosis (such as scheurmanns disease). Your son probably needs to correct his posture and perform some postural exercises to rectify the problem. A Physiotherapist is probably the most appropriate person to see. Hope that helps and good luck, PhysioAdvisor,
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  • My 14 year old son was diagnosed with kyphosis last year. Does anyone have any recommendations on highly qualified specialists for this condition?Did they have any explanation for the cause of this symptom? Any other symptoms such as back or lower back pain? If yes I'd make sure Ankylosing Spondilitis (a form of Arthritis) is ruled out... if it's the cause, a combination of physio and meds is indicated to minimize damage (you can delay it but can't reverse it). Rheumatologist would be the specialist for AS.
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