Spine Conditions
Kyphosis

Kyphosis

A progressive spinal disorder that results in a forward curvature of the spine and may be the result of injury, disease, fetal development abnormalities or birth defects.


What is Kyphosis?

Kyphosis, which can affect both children and adults, is a progressive spinal disorder that can result in the spinal abnormality known as hunchback. It is a forward curvature of the spine. Kyphosis can result from several different causes, including trauma, degenerative diseases, scoliosis, fetal development complications, birth defects, spinal tumors and more. Irregularly shaped discs in the spine can cause kyphosis in adolescents, causing a painful bowing of the spine.

Our Approach

Condition Symptoms

  • Abnormal posture
  • Hunchback or humpback shape of the spine
  • Pain
  • Lessened breathing capacity

Many different treatment options for kyphosis exist, but in severe cases, surgery may be the best option. If surgery is required, our doctors typically utilize the micro-invasive AccuCision® Spine procedure to stabilize the vertebral body, reducing spinal deformity and providing rapid pain relief. This involves the insertion of a hollow needle through a small incision and into a fractured vertebra. Next, a small balloon tamp is inserted through the needle and the balloon is inflated, to create a cavity in the vertebra. Once the balloon is carefully deflated and removed, bone cement is injected through the hollow-needle into the cavity created by the balloon. After the procedure, the needle is removed and the injection site is covered with a bandage.

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