What is Kyphosis?

Kyphosis is a condition that causes curvature in the upper back. Though some rounding is considered normal, kyphosis is an exaggerated curvature of 50 degrees or more.

What Are Kyphosis Treatment Options?

Just as there are several types of kyphosis, there are multiple options for kyphosis treatment. The type and level of aggression with which kyphosis is treated is determined on a case by case basis. At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center the specialists in our Spine Center provide kyphosis treatment options for patients who suffer from varying degrees of kyphosis.

At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center we provide a wide variety of kyphosis treatments including:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Spinal bracing
  • Kyphosis surgery

When is Kyphosis Surgery Necessary?

The goal of a kyphosis surgery is to reduce spinal curvature and relieve pain. In most kyphosis surgeries the effected vertebrae are fused or joined together with pieces of bone taken from the pelvis to prevent further curving. Metal screws, rods and wires are often used to hold the vertebrae together during the bone fusion process.

What Are Common Symptoms of Kyphosis?

The symptoms of kyphosis depend on the severity and progression of the case. Symptoms may include:

  • Hunching or slouching posture
  • Stiffness in the back
  • Back pain
  • Extreme spinal curvature
  • Difficulty breathing

At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our highly skilled spine surgeons are committed to providing superior quality care to each and every patient. If you are in need of kyphosis treatment turn to the Orlando Orthopaedic Spine Center. Contact us today to learn about your treatment options.