Kyphosis: Causes, Treatments, and Risks
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What causes kyphosis? 9 possible conditions

Kyphosis, also known as roundback or hunchback, is a condition in which the spine in the upper back has an excessive curvature. The upper back, or thoracic region of the spine, is supposed to have a slight natural curve. The spine naturally curves in the... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.



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Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition in which one of the lower vertebras slips forward onto the bone below. It's usually treated with therapy or surgery.

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Osteoporosis is a bone disease due to calcium loss. As a result the bones lose strength and density. People are usually unaware that they have the condition until they experience a fracture.

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Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that attacks the body's nervous system.

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Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that can have a lasting and significant impact on your daily life.

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Paget's Disease of the Bone

A typical human skeleton consists of 206 bones. Bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt. If this process is altered, bones can break down and re-form abnormally and in ways that compromise the integrity o...

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Muscular Dystrophies

Muscular dystrophies are a group of inherited diseases that damage and weaken your muscles over time. This damage and weakness is due to the lack of a protein.

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Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome

Basal cell nevus syndrome is a group of defects caused by a rare genetic condition. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for basal cell nevus syndrome.

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Achondroplasia is one of the most common types of dwarfism. Learn about its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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