Brain and Nerve Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Ali Yılmaz talked about the causes and treatment methods of kyphosis. Pointing out that there is a visible curvature in the upper back in people with kyphosis, Yılmaz said, “When viewed from the side, the upper part of the back is clearly rounded and protruding. In addition, the shoulders of people with a hump look droopy and rounded. Kyphosis can cause pain and limitation of movement by putting pressure on the spine. Severe In some cases, it can cause breathing difficulties due to the pressure applied to the lungs.” made statements.

The spread of technology and sedentary life increase humpback.

Stating that humpback can affect people of all ages, Yılmaz said, “It is rarely seen in newborns because of poor posture. The most common complaint is postural kyphosis. For example, an individual with 20 degrees of curvature normally has 55 degrees of curvature due to poor posture, it is called postural kyphosis. Today, the spread of technology and sedentary life increase hunchback. Sports and physical activity are often neglected, especially in the triangle between phone, computer and study in children. Also, if your child does not sit upright, works with a bad posture or plays on the screen, the future spine problems and the risk of experiencing kyphosis increases.

Touching on other possible causes of kyphosis, Yılmaz said that spinal fractures, which can be seen even in minor traumas as a result of osteoporosis in advanced ages, muscle weakness in the upper back, Scheuermann’s disease in children with no known cause, Arthritis or other bone degeneration diseases, Scoliosis or spinal curvature and curvature of the spine. He stated that although rare, diseases such as spinal infections, spinal tumors, birth defects and polio are among these.

Most patients respond to physical therapy, exercise, bracing, and medication.

Pointing out that the treatment of kyphosis varies depending on its severity and underlying cause, Yılmaz said:

“Position exercises, physical therapy, and the use of corsets in mild kyphosis generally prevent the kyphosis from reaching the size to be operated. If the cause of kyphosis is a tumor, Scheuermann’s disease, and osteoporosis, treatment for these diseases is planned together with the treatment for humpback. If kyphosis does not cause pain or limitation of movement, in any case, the first step Most patients respond well to a combination of physical therapy, exercise, bracing, and medication. The treatment of severe humpback that causes significant pain and limitation of movement is surgery. The most common surgical treatment is spinal fusion surgery. In surgery, the affected vertebrae are straight. position and fused together with the platinum. This reduces the severity of the curvature and prevents it from getting worse.”




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