Kyphosis Treatment Online

Kyphosis is an exaggerated rounding of the upper back in which the curve is more than 50 degrees.


Kyphosis symptoms can vary, but patients typically experience:

  • Pain in the neck or back
  • Physical deformity
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness
  • Balance disorder
  • Compression fracture
  • And more.

Diagnosing and Treating Kyphosis Online

Kyphosis, which is defined as an abnormal curvature in the upper back, can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Age
  • Underlying conditions, such as osteoporosis or certain hormone diseases
  • Poor posture, which includes slouching and carrying heavy bags
  • Injury or trauma
  • Irregular growth of the spine in the womb, also known as congenital kyphosis

Over time, symptoms of kyphosis may worsen and cause back pain, fatigue, difficulty breathing, and difficulty eating or decreased appetite.

During a video consult on Amwell your doctor will ask you a series of targeted questions to determine if your symptoms point to kyphosis. Then your provider will proceed to determine the best treatment plan for you. Your provider may recommend in-person examination by a specialist if this is needed. Your treatment plan is based on the duration and severity of your symptoms and your medical history.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will go over the risks and benefits of the various treatment plans. Treatment for kyphosis is different depending on the severity.

Options for treatment of kyphosis may include:

  • Over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers
  • Physical therapy
  • Brace
  • Diet changes
  • Osteoporosis medication
  • Surgery

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