Scheuermann's Disease, and Postural Hyperkyphosis

 

Kyphosis is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding of the back, Increased rounding can lead to a hunchback or slouching posture. 

 

Treatment

Hyperkyphosis can be treated through non-surgical methods such as Schroth physiotherapy exercises, stretches, consistent postural correction and mobilizations. In severe cases of in Hyperkyphosis and Scheuermann's a full time brace will be recommended.  To improve the condition and posture and reducing Hyperkyphosis regular clinic visits, individual sessions and/or Schroth group physiotherapy and daily home exercises are required.

Radiographs of the same 14 year old girl with Hyperkyphosis before and after 6 months of daily Schroth Physiotherapy exercises, showing noticeable improvement.

(Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario)