Typically, the upper back has a slight natural curve which is meant to support the weight of the head and absorb shock. When the curve is larger than normal, it results in a condition called Kyphosis. This excessive curvature is commonly known as ‘round back’ or ‘hunchback’ because there is a visible hump on the upper back and/or an excessive rounding of the shoulders. Kyphosis leads to excess pressure on the spine that results in pain and added pressure on the lungs, resulting in breathing difficulty.
Kyphosis can be the result aging, osteoporosis, spinal injury, scoliosis, weak muscles, or slipped discs.
If there is no significant improvement, you should visit Dr. Rahul Shah for any neck and spine problems. As a neck and spine specialist at Premier Orthopedics, Dr. Rahul Shah meets with each patient and offers all options for treatment. By involving the patient and the family in the decision making process and carefully studying all reports, Dr. Shah can suggest individualized solutions for your condition.