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Kyphosis, a front to back curving of the upper spine, can give your back a slouched or even rounded look. There are several different types of Kyphosis and they can occur at any age. Adults are at an elevated risk for Kyphosis if they have a preexisting condition such as osteoporosis or Marfan Syndrome.

Causes of Kyphosis

The development of Kyphosis is not due to one thing but can be brought on by one of many different ailments. They include:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Infections
  • Polio
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Trauma
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spina bifida
  • ScoliosisPoor posture

These are only some of the issues that may cause Kyphosis.

Symptoms of Kyphosis

Normal symptoms can include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Back pain
  • Tenderness
  • Change in posture
  • Rounded shoulders
  • Hunchback
  • Slouching

These symptoms can range from mild to severe and in some cases can be life threatening.

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Diagnosis of Kyphosis

Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics diagnoses Kyphosis by assessing the curvature of the patient’s spine. Once kyphosis is discovered Dr. Joshua Rovner will begin additional testing. These tests may include an x-ray. MRIs, and lung functions exams. The additional testing will allow Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics to see if the Kyphosis has effected the patient’s nervous system.

Treatment of Kyphosis

Depending on the age of onset and possible underlying factors, there are numerous treatment options available for Kyphosis. When Kyphosis begins in adolescence a brace and physical therapy is normally sufficient to correct the irregularity.

However surgery is sometimes required in my severe cases. If caught early, most young patients will have positive outcomes. If another underlying condition is the cause of the kyphosis, treatment of that condition is often the first step towards fixing this spine problem.

Prevention of Kyphosis

Kyphosis is not a preventable condition. The best way to manage it is early detection and treatment. Contact Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics for information on your individual case.

Your New Jersey Spine Surgeon for Kyphosis Treatment

As an award-winning New Jersey spine surgeon, Dr. Joshua Rovner delivers comprehensive treatment for Kyphosis, with both surgical and non-surgical options. Board certified to practice in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Joshua Rovner is among few spine surgeons in NJ with depth of experience and expertise for treatment of spinal conditions along with advanced and minimally-invasive spinal surgery. Schedule a consultation today and contact us.

If you are suffering from back or neck pain, it is crucial for you to receive a professional diagnosis as soon as possible. Dr. Rovner is one of the best spine surgeons in NJ who has the experience and expertise necessary to help patients actualize successful outcomes with orthopedic spine surgery.

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