Kyphosis refers to a condition that leads to abnormal rounding on your back. It can be present at birth or developp in patients of young age – adolescence or young adults. A small curve in the top end of your body is normal for everyone. However, if the curve is excessive and causes discomfort and pain, you need immediate medical attention from Dr Akhil Tawari – Country’s leading Orthopedic Consultant and Spine Surgeon.
What Causes Kyphosis?
The human spine comprises of bones called vertebrae that are stacked upon each other. This structure allows the spine to support our body and make it more flexible. Kyphosis occurs when the upper part of the bones takes the shape of a wedge. It happens due to one of the following reasons:
- Maintaining poor posture while sitting, standing, or sleeping
- Poor developmental issues during fetal development
- Old age
- Abnormally shaped vertebrae
The below-mentioned symptoms might vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of their case. However, the most common symptoms of Kyphosis are:
- An irreversible hunch in the back
- Back pain
- Weakness or numbness in the arms, legs, and neck
- Breathing problems
- Loss of bladder control
Treatment Overview :
Dr Akhil Tawari, with his expertise design the treatment that focuses on preventing the curve from getting worse and restoring your healthy posture. After performing physical exams and observing your test reports (X-rays, CT-scans, MRI), you might be suggested one of the following treatments
This treatment often includes physical therapy to strengthen your back and abdominal muscles. The doctor might also recommend a spinal brace to support your spine and help it grow in a correct posture. However, the braces are suggested only if the spine is at the growing stage.
Surgical Treatment :
Patients who failed to respond positively to the non-surgical treatment are suggested surgery to cure the spine condition. The surgical approach might differ from patient to patient, but the most common type of surgery is spinal fusion. It involves welding multiple vertebrae together to form a single segment of bone. Other treatments include inserting rods, metal screws, and plates in the spine.
Book your appointment with Dr Akhil Tawari to get rid of all and any spinal problem. With his decades of experience as an orthopaedic surgeon, he is one of the most well-accomplished surgeons who can answer all your spinal concerns with befitting treatment solutions.