Treatment will depend on what caused the Kyphosis and the severity of the curve and whether or it is causing pain or other symptoms. The experts at SCCNS will evaluate each patient on an individual basis and give their recommendations as to whether they feel they can treat with conservative measures or whether surgery is necessary. Mild Kyphosis can usually be treated by wearing a back brace which will stop the curve from getting worse and is usually the preferred treatment for those whose bones are still growing. It is not recommended for adults who have stopped growing.
In more severe cases, corrective surgery may be necessary. A spinal surgery procedure can be performed if the Kyphosis is severe enough and is causing problems in other areas. Because spinal fusion surgery is a complicated procedure, it should only be performed by an expert in the field. Our neurosurgeons have performed hundreds of successful fusion procedures and will discuss your options with you and explain the details of the procedure so that you are able to make an educated decision in your treatment.