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Kyphosis

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Introduction
Kyphosis is a condition where the top of the back is excessively curved and appears more rounded than normal.
Causes of kyphosis
Kyphosis is often caused by poor posture during childhood. It can also be the result of abnormal shaped vertebrae or developmental problems with the spine.
Diagnosing kyphosis
Kyphosis can usually be diagnosed by examining your spine and taking an X-ray.
Treating kyphosis
Postural kyphosis can usually be corrected by improving your posture. Scheuermann's kyphosis will usually improve once you are fully grown.
Complications of kyphosis
Kyphosis can sometimes cause psychological complications related to body image, or physical complications, such as nerve problems or loss of bladder or bowel control.