Kyphosis is a spinal disorder where the upper spine is bent in a front-to-back plane in an outward position. In simple terms, it is known as hunchback. Poor body posture, carrying heavy backpacks, and aging can cause kyphosis. Older women are predisposed to this condition. It can be associated with back pain and stiffness.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have recent x-rays that support my chiropractor's diagnosis of cervical kyphosis. I have been a runner for over 10 years. Is it safe for my condition to continue running? I do not want to give it up. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may continue running, but before that strengthen your neck muscles for three weeks to optional strength so that your running does not damage your neck bones. It should be a focused strengthening of neck muscles. The drawback of your condition is that the shock absorp... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from kyphosis and anterior pelvic tilt, and I do physical therapy. Which is the disease that I should start treating first, and what muscles should be strengthened first? I did surgery on my neck and my lower back, as I was having C6-C7 disk and lumbar spinal stenosis. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, I need you to understand that kyphosis and anterior pelvic tilt are not diseases but postural problems attained due to muscle imbalances. These are due to prolong postures adapted during our day-to-day activities. The kyphosis curve, to some extent, is normal an... Read Full »