Kyphosis In Adolescents – What You Need To Know

Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with Kyphosis, with little to no explanation about your diagnosis and what it means for your family?

It’s perfectly normal to have questions like; What is kyphosis, can kyphosis be reversed, and the best ways to treat kyphosis?

At Align Therapy, we appreciate how scary and overwhelming it can be to suffer from kyphosis, especially in adolescents, feeling your pain getting worse every day with no way of treating it.

While most teens are out enjoying themselves with friends, you may feel self-conscious about your kyphosis.

Removing yourself from social settings to avoid the embarrassment of having a photo taken of you while you’re hunched or struggling with pain.

Kyphosis can affect a wide range of activities, including; Sitting, driving, or your favorite pastime, playing video games.

Don’t worry, this blog isn’t all doom and gloom, you will discover the answers to the most common kyphosis questions and effective forms of treatment.

What is Kyphosis?

Kyphosis is a condition in which the spine curves abnormally inward, usually at the mid-back region.

It can occur in both adults and adolescents, although it tends to be more common among older age groups.

Symptoms include pain in the back, difficulty standing tall, sitting, and shoulder rounding.

The condition is usually caused by poor posture, a deformity at birth, or degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis.

If you are looking to learn more about kyphosis before going any further, you can download our Free Expert Report.

Containing more information about kyphosis and specialist tips for reducing your pain.

Can Kyphosis Be Reversed?

The good news is that kyphosis can often be reversed or improved with the right treatments.

Physical therapy can help to correct posture and strengthen the muscles around the spine, which in turn can reduce curvature and pain.

At Align Therapy, our staff is dedicated to helping our patients improve their posture and alleviate discomfort.

That’s why we’re offering a Free Kyphosis Assessment to identify the best treatment path for your unique situation.

Physical therapy is by far the fastest option to jumpstart your recovery and reduce your symptoms quickly and effectively.

With proper care and attention, most patients can achieve a significant reduction in symptoms and improved posture.

Call us at (801) 980-0860 or click HERE to arrange your Free Kyphosis Assessment.

The Best Kyphosis Exercises

It’s important for those suffering from kyphosis to be proactive in their treatment, and exercise can be a great way to manage pain, improve posture and reduce fatigue.

1 – Wall Climbs

This is an excellent exercise for strengthening your back muscles which helps with Kyphosis-related pain.

To do the wall climb you should stand facing a wall and then lean into it with your palms on the wall at shoulder height.

Put one foot just in front of the other and move your palms up the wall, slowly bringing your chest closer to the wall as you go.

As you reach for the top, keep your body straight and hold that position for 5 seconds before releasing back to starting position.

2 – Plank

This core exercise helps to strengthen the abdominal muscles which can provide more support for your spine if you suffer from Kyphosis.

To do this exercise start in a push-up position with your arms straight and feet hip-width apart.

Hold this position for 5-10 seconds, making sure to keep your body straight and not arch your back.

3 – Back Extension

This exercise helps to strengthen the lower back muscles, providing support for your spine if you suffer from Kyphosis.

To do this exercise lie on your stomach with your arms at your sides.

Slowly lift up your upper body off of the ground by pushing with your arms.

Hold for 5-10 seconds before releasing back to the starting position.

4 – Chest Stretch

This exercise stretches the chest muscles, which can help to improve posture and reduce the strain on your upper back caused by Kyphosis.

To do this exercise stand with your feet hip-width apart and arms out in front of you at shoulder height.

Slowly draw your arms back behind you as far as they will go while keeping your body straight, focusing on stretching the chest muscles.

Hold for 10-15 seconds and then release.

Speak To A Kyphosis Expert

If you are interested in physical therapy and our free kyphosis assessment but want to learn more about our treatment options or finding it difficult to convince your teenager to try another treatment.

You can also schedule a Free Telephone Consultation with one of our kyphosis specialists who will be happy to help you.

Unlike the doctors you’ve dealt with in the past, you’ll get a chance to tell your story, feel listened to, and receive personalized advice.

All without your youngster having to leave their bedroom!

Simply call us at (801) 980-0860 or choose from the following two options; Free Kyphosis Assessment & Free Telephone Consultation

Other Specialist Advice To Ease Your Kyphosis Pain

Read our blog – Is Physical Therapy Right For Me?

Listen to our podcast, The Scoliosis Experience Podcast, where you can learn more about all things kyphosis including surgery, bracing, support, treatment and much more.

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At Align Therapy, we understand that every single person’s problem is unique, which is why our first step is to get a deep understanding of what is happening to your body, and how it is effecting your life so we can create a plan that focuses on YOU and your goals.
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