Kyphosis

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022
medpix case - scheuermann kyphosis "medpix case - scheuermann kyphosis", by Original Source: Laura N Modzelewski; Author: Laura N Modzelewski (National Naval Medical Center Bethesda); Approved By: Michael S Gibson (National Naval Medical Center Bethesda);. Pre-op TSPINE AP, LAT: Excessive 60 degree kyphotic curvature of the mid thoracic spine. There is slight anterior vertebral body wedging. There are multiple levels with endplate irregularities or Schmorl's nodes and/or mild disk height...

Kyphosis is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding of the back. It can occur at any age but is most common in older women. Age-related kyphosis is often as a result of weakness in the back bones that causes them to press or split. Other types of kyphosis can show up in teens or babies due to malformation of the back or wedging of the spine bones with time. Mild kyphosis causes few problems. Severe kyphosis can cause pain and be injuring. Treatment for kyphosis depends on your age, and the domino effect of the curvature. Mild kyphosis may generate no obvious signs or symptoms. Some people experience back pain and rigidity in enhancement to an abnormally rounded back.

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