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Does having a HunchBack affect me?

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.


What Is Kyphosis?

Kyphosis (pronounced: kye-FOH-sis) is a condition affecting the back. It makes the back rounded so it looks hunched over.


What Are the Signs of Kyphosis?

The main signs of kyphosis are:

A rounded, hunched back. Sometimes the rounding is hard to see. Other times it’s more noticeable. Some teens can’t

straighten their curve by standing up and some can. The signs of kyphosis often become obvious during the growth spurt that happens around puberty. In

the elderly, a hunchback is often associated with osteoporosis or osteopenia.


What Causes Hunch Back Posture Problems?

Muscle Imbalances and Bad Posture due to our Sedentary Lifestyle are the Primary Cause. 

Your body is not meant for long periods of inactivity.  Our bodies can adapt to almost all physical activities we put ourselves through.  With inactivity, the

adaptation of the body to this inactivity is what causes hunch back posture problems to arise.

Think of sitting on the couch watching TV or slouching at your computer desk for endless hours as inactivity.  During this inactivity, your shoulders are

rounded for long periods of time, your body adapts to this posture and will start to permanently shape that way. The chest muscles,become tight and begin

to pull your shoulders forward. When your shoulders are constantly pulled forward, the muscles in your upper-middle back become lengthened and weak.

Over time, these muscle imbalances can cause your spine to become excessively curved, creating hunch back posture problems also known as

HyperKyphosis. This hunchback can become permanent if it is not addressed.


Symptoms of Hunchback (HyperKyphosis)

 Kyphosis can lead to excess pressure on the spine, causing pain. It may also cause breathing difficulties due to pressure put on the lungs because the rib

cage cannot expand with each breath. In addition to breathing issues, hyperkyphosis can cause fatigue, back pain, neck pain, and headaches.

The aesthetics appeal of having a hunchback should be taken into consideration with teens. This is a confusing time for teens and having a hunchback

(hyperkyphosis) can leave the teen feeling self conscience.

Help is Available!

Green Chiropractic can help reshape those spines with hunchback. Often people will notice their

shoulders aren’t as tense, their breathing is better, sleep is better, and their neck doesn’t bother them

like it did.

If you or someone you love has a hunchback, call Green Chiropractic 402-933-5392



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  1. Ryan Wendo says
    Jun 14, 2023 at 5:14 PM

    I need help

    • says
      Nov 07, 2023 at 9:38 AM

      What is your phone number so one of our team members can call and schedule you?

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