What is Kyphosis?
The spine is divided into cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), and lumbar (lower back) regions. Each region’s natural curve maintains spine shape, stability, and posture. A spinal curvature disorder occurs when the spine deviates from its natural shape.
Kyphosis is a spinal curvature disorder of the thoracic vertebrae. Kyphosis causes an abnormally pronounced “reverse c” shape, also known as a hunchback.
Common causes of kyphosis include:
- Birth defects
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spine development problems during puberty
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