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Acquired Kyphosis

Lower Back, Upper Back

Acquired kyphosis typically develops in adults and can be related to degeneration from the aging process or from trauma, inflammation, osteoporosis, infection or cancer. A rounded, hunchback appearance is indicative of acquired kyphosis and once diagnosed through imaging and occasionally myelopathy if nerve involvement is suspected or even cardiac or pulmonary testing, treatments can include anti-inflammatory medications, bracing, exercises and surgery if it is associated with spinal stenosis.

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