A to Z: Kyphosisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about kyphosis, an abnormal rounding of the spine.postural kyphosis, Scheuermann's kyphosis, congenital kyphosis, dowager's hump, roundback, hunchback, Scheuermann's disease, abnormal rounding, abnormal spinal development, spine, humback, humped back, round back, rounded back, rounded spine, scoliiosis, kyphosis,, CD1Scoliosis, CD1Orthopedics, CD1Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, CD1Orthotics, CD1Physical Therapy, CD1Prosthetics, CD1Radiology (Medical Imaging)01/11/201303/21/201909/02/20190a5b20b9-c5d0-45b4-8f34-0f5c37c3eaa1https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-kyphosis.html/<p><em>May also be called: Roundback or Hunchback</em></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kyphosis.html/">Kyphosis</a> (ki-FO-sis) is an abnormal rounding of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">spine</a> that occurs in the upper and middle part of the back. Kyphosis can occur at any age but often becomes evident during adolescence.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Several types of kyphosis can affect kids and teens:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-kyphosis-congenital.html/">Congenital kyphosis</a> is a result of abnormal spinal development before a baby is born.</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-postural-kyphosis.html/">Postural kyphosis</a> happens when bones and muscles develop irregularly, possibly due to slouching or poor posture.</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-kyphosis-scheurmann.html/">Scheuermann's kyphosis</a>, which&nbsp;can run in families, is caused by the wedging together of several vertebrae in a row and usually is seen in teens.</li> </ul> <p>Kyphosis also can be due to neuromuscular, connective tissue, or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/endocrine.html/">endocrine</a> problems.</p> <p>Usually, mild kyphosis doesn't lead to any problems or need to be treated. Severe and visible cases of kyphosis, however, can be painful, cause problems in the lungs and other organs, or lead to emotional issues. In these cases a back brace, surgery, or physical therapy might be recommended.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Kids and teens with kyphosis can lead active, normal lives and usually won't have any restrictions placed on them. Sports and activities don't make kyphosis worse, so even after surgery it's OK for them to be active (while following their doctor's advice on how to do so safely).</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
KyphosisEveryone's spine is slightly rounded forward at a gentle angle. If this angle is too pronounced, more than 50 degrees or so, it's called kyphosis, also known as roundback or hunchback.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kyphosis.html/af13c241-d4fa-45ae-805a-1c88b8048f60
ScoliosisScoliosis makes a person’s spine curve from side to side. Large curves can cause health problems like pain or breathing trouble. Health care providers treat scoliosis with back braces or surgery when needed. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/scoliosis.html/eb1d36eb-b517-42a5-9d47-7903103cdddc
Your BonesWhere would you be without your bones? Learn more about the skeletal system in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bones.html/ba77b482-c6eb-47da-90a4-3cb148f38f4d
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