Kyphosis, also known as a round back or hunchback, is a condition in which the spine in the upper back has an excessive curvature. The upper back, or thoracic region of the spine, is supposed to have a slight natural curve. The spine naturally curves in the neck, upper back, and lower back to help absorb shock and support the weight of the head....
Kyphosis (from Greek κυφός kyphos, a hump) refers to the abnormally excessive
convex kyphotic curvature of the spine as it occurs in the thoracic and sacral ...
Some rounding is normal, but the term "kyphosis" usually refers to an
exaggerated rounding of the back. While kyphosis can occur at any age, it's most
A type of kyphosis that occurs in young teens is known as Scheuermann disease.
It is caused by the wedging together of several bones of the spine (vertebrae) ...
Definition: Generally, kyphosis
means an abnormal rounding forward of the shoulders and upper back.
So, in some instances kyphosis
can be used to describe a reversal of the low back curve.
The term kyphosis
also refers to the type of curve formed by the sacrum and the... More »
Kyphosis, or “dowager's hump,” is an unnatural curving of the upper back that
creates a hunchback appearance in the posture, often associated with ...
Jun 2, 2015 ... Get the facts on symptoms, types, causes, diagnosis and treatment of kyphosis,
an abnormal curvature of the thoracic spine that creates the ...
Kyphosis (Roundback) of the Spine. Some degree of rounded curvature of the
spine is normal. The term kyphosis is used to describe the spinal curve that
Kyphosis, also known as a round back or hunchback, is a condition in which the
spine in the upper back has an excessive curvature. The upper back, or thoracic
The word "kyphosis" describes a type of curve in the spine. A kyphotic curve is
normally present in the thoracic spine (the part of the spine in the chest area).