Symptoms and Complications of Kyphosis in Edina, MN

The common symptoms and complications of kyphosis

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When the posture becomes slumped and the shoulders rounded, as occurs with kyphosis, there are a variety of complications and symptoms.

Kyphosis tends to cause the head to project forward and the shoulders to round.  This results in the upper body and neck having to strain as they fight the increased forces of gravity.  We can all experience mild and temporary versions of this phenomenon when we spend too long at the computer with slumped posture. Over longer periods of time kyphosis tends to be progressive and results in the following:

  • Persistent back and neck pain.
  • Numbness, tingling and weakness in the arms.
  • Accelerated spinal degeneration in the neck and upper back.
  • Breathing difficulties.
  • Shoulder problems.

Kyphosis is a pretty common condition, especially in an information-age society, and there are distinct health issues and complications associated with it.  Proper analysis and treatment of the condition and its underlying causes can dramatically improve patient outcomes.

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