Kyphosis

Upper, mid- and low-back pain are common complaints among adults, especially low-back pain, which afflicts millions of North Americans every year. The causes of back pain are many:

  • Muscle Strain
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Herniated Disc
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis

This condition causes a rounding of the middle back, resulting in what is sometimes called a humpback or dowager's hump. This malformation of the middle (thoracic) spine, can be caused by heredity and disorders like osteoporosis, but it is also commonly a product of poor posture. Hunching over a book or computer or performing assembly-style tasks that require a lowering of the head can cause kyphosis, which in most cases can be reversed or arrested with Chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy and by incorporating proper posture when performing tasks. Your doctor will also suggest proper ergonomic practices to help prevent or arrest the condition.