Scheuermann Kyphosis

When viewed from the side, the human spine has a series of normal curves. The lower back or lumbar spine is curved anteriorly (lordosis). The upper back curves outward and is referred to as a thoracic kyphosis. This is a C-shaped opening anteriorly. The cervical spine maintains a mild lordosis. When any of these curves are excessive, they can cause pain and cosmetic deformity. The normal thoracic kyphosis is between 20 and 40. There are several causes of excessive kyphosis. A congenital fusion or ...

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