Kyphosis

Lumbar Kyphosis

Depending on the reason for the Kyphosis, a variety of treatment options may be considered. We believe that conservative treatments be attempted first whenever possible. These types of treatments usually include medications, exercise and possibly certain types of braces to support the spine. However, in adults, the use of a brace will not cause the spine to straighten. Our partnered physical therapists may also be able to assist in calming pain and improving your mobility and strength. Although physical therapy will not change the curve back, it can be helpful in providing relief from the pain and inflammation. It is the goal of physical therapy to help you:

  • Learn correct posture and body movements to counteract the effects of kyphosis.
  • Maintain appropriate activity levels.
  • Increase or maximize your range of motion.
  • Increase muscle strength.

There are those cases where adult kyphosis requires corrective surgery. When conservative treatments fail to manage the pain, there are several surgery options that may be considered. The experts at SCCNS review this condition on a case by case basis and will use the most minimally invasive procedure necessary if a patient needs surgery. Our main goal of kyphosis surgery is:

  • Reduce the deformity / straighten the spine as much as possible.
  • Stop the progression of the kyphosis.
  • Remove any pressure from the nerves and spinal cord if needed.
  • Protect the nerves and spinal cord from further damage.

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