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Kyphosis of the Spine
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Kyphosis of the Spine?

Kyphosis of the Spine is a condition in which the spine of the upper back is abnormally curved outwards. This condition is more commonly known as a hunchback, or round back. Even though this condition can occur at any age, it is most common during puberty. In most cases, this condition may not present physical symptoms other than an exaggerated disfiguration or excessive rounding of the back.

Kyphosis of the Spine causes

What are the causes of Kyphosis of the Spine?

Major causes of this condition are:

  • Fractures
  • Osteoporosis
  • Disk degeneration
  • Scheuermann’s disease
  • Birth defects
  • Syndromes
  • Cancer and cancer treatments
References: 
  • Kyphosis of the Spine. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kyphosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20374205 Accessed on June 22, 2020.
  • Kyphosis of the Spine. Medicine Net. Available at: https://www.medicinenet.com/kyphosis/article.htm Accessed on June 22, 2020.
  • Kyphosis of the Spine. Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/kyphosis Accessed on June 22, 2020.
  • Kyphosis of the Spine. Medical News Today. Available at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324071 Accessed on June 22, 2020
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“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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