Kyphosis

About- Kyphosis also called hunchback, round back or Kelso's hunchback is an excessive outward curve of the spine which causes the upper back to round forward and it mostly affects older women.
 
Symptoms-
  • Abnormally curved spine
  • Back pain and stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Poor posture
  • Shortness of breath
 
Causes-
  • Arthritis 
  • Back muscle weakness
  • Birth defects of spinal bones 
  • Cancer
  • Cancer treatments
  • Chemotherapy and radiation treatments
  • Compression fractures
  • Disk degeneration
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Older age
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget’s disease
  • Polio
  • Poor posture
  • Scheuermann’s disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped discs
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spine infection
  • Spine injury
 
Specialist to visit
Physiotherapist
Orthopedic Surgeon
Neurologist

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://orthoinfo.aaos.org
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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