Chiropractic Treatment For Poor Posture/Hyperkyphosis In Surprise, AZ
Kyphosis or hyperkyphosis refers to the forward rounding of the back. It has a variety of different causes and can occur at any age and in people of any gender. However, it is most common in older women. It is sometimes referred to as a hunchback or a dowager’s hump.
While many people think of kyphosis as a natural and inevitable result of aging, there is actually hyperkyphosis treatment. Finding the right treatment depends on the severity of the curve, the cause of the condition, and the patient’s overall health. That is why a kyphosis chiropractor may coordinate chiropractic care for kyphosis with a broader health team.
Causes of Kyphosis
Many people think of kyphosis as the result of poor posture. In fact, chiropractors often help with poor posture treatment. However, this is not the only chiropractor kyphosis treatment. Instead, the treatment focuses on finding and treating the cause of the problem.
- Age-related kyphosis occurs because of compression or cracking of weak spinal bones
- Birth Defects
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Marfan Syndrome
- Fractures- Broken vertebrae can lead to spinal curvature, and mild fractures may not show any other symptoms
- Scheuerman’s Disease- Occurs during the pre-puberty growth spurt
- Osteoporosis- Thinning bones can lead to a curved spine and to compression fractures that cause spinal curvature
- Disk Degeneration- Disks that dry out or shrink can increase kyphosis
- Some Cancer Treatments
Therefore, understanding the cause of kyphosis is critical in treating it.
Is Treatment Necessary?
For most people, mild kyphosis is asymptomatic. That does not mean you want to ignore it. Kyphosis worsens over time and is easier to resolve in its early stages. You do want to resolve it because kyphosis can lead to
- Breathing Problems
- Difficulty Driving
- Difficulty Looking Up
- Limited Movement
- Digestive Issues
If you are experiencing kyphosis, contact us. At Spring Back Chiropractic in Surprise, AZ, we can develop a treatment regime to help alleviate the problem.
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