Types of Kyphosis:
•Comes more frequently in adolescents, and boys are more likely than girls to be affected by it.
•Can be more severe than postural kyphosis, particularly in those whose weight is far below average.
•The result is a curve that is not flexible but rather stiff; shifting position will not alter the curve.
•Can be painful, particularly while engaging in physical activity or when standing or sitting for an extended period of time.
•Can become more severe as a child gets older.
•In most cases, early surgical intervention is required to prevent the curvature from becoming more severe.
•May occur in conjunction with other congenital conditions that have an impact on the heart and kidneys.
•A thoracic kyphosis of more than 50 degrees with normally formed vertebrae.
•Is considered to be postural kyphosis, also known as postural round back.
•This particular form of kyphosis is adaptable and typically gets better with physical therapy.
No matter which of these types you have you are still going to need to start your kyphosis physical therapy NYC early.