What is kyphosis?

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What is kyphosis?

Many face problems with spinal curvature. One of the most common is kyphosis. Consider what kyphosis is and how you can get rid of it.

Kyphosis is a "C" -shaped spinal curvature. As a rule, it is formed in the thoracic region and leads to the appearance of a hump.


  • Anomaly of the development of vertebrae (congenital).
  • Kyphosis can occur at a young age due to constant slouching and poor posture.
  • Such a curvature may also occur due to progressive osteochondrosis.
  • As well as other less common causes: age-related changes (advanced age), paralysis of the back muscles, rickets, tuberculosis, muscular weakness of the back.


  • Thoracic kyphosis can be established visually. A large bulge appears on the spine with an angle of more than 45 degrees (less than 45 is the physiological norm).
  • Also such a curvature is accompanied by back pain and persistent muscle spasms.
  • In some cases, there is numbness of the limbs and weakness. This is due to pinching of the nerve roots.
  • As a rule, people with kyphosis have impaired breathing and the normal functioning of the heart and digestive tract.


In cases of kyphosis control, good results can be achieved with the following set of procedures:

  • physical exercises;
  • massage;
  • vacuum therapy or canned massage;
  • stone therapy;
  • acupuncture or acupressure;
  • taking phytopreparations.

In severe cases, treatment may not be possible.

For the prevention and treatment of simple forms of curvature, it is important to engage in therapeutic exercises, which improves blood circulation and the saturability of body cells with oxygen.