Kyphosis for Teens
Your spine, or backbone, normally curves forward gently as it runs up your back. Sometimes, though, someone's back can be rounded too far forward, which is a condition known as kyphosis.
Kyphosis for Parents
Everyone's spine is slightly rounded forward at a gentle angle. If this angle is too pronounced, more than 50 degrees or so, it's called kyphosis, also known as roundback or hunchback.
Postural Kyphosis for Parents
Postural kyphosis is rounding or hunching of the back that usually affects teens.
Cervical Kyphosis for Parents
Cervical kyphosis is a curve at the top of the spine (backbone). Usually, the condition isn't serious, but a pinch in the spinal cord can cause nerve damage.
Scheuermann's Kyphosis for Parents
Scheuermann's kyphosis is a condition affecting the upper back that makes it rounded so it looks hunched over.
Congenital Kyphosis for Parents
Kyphosis is a rounding of the back that some children are born with. It makes the back look hunched over.
Kyphosis Special Needs Factsheet for Educators
What teachers should know about this curvature of the spine, and how to help students with kyphosis do their best in school.
Bones & Muscles for Parents
Info on breaks, sprains, tears, and other problems that can affect the bones and muscles.
Cerebral Palsy and Related Conditions for Parents
Bones, Muscles & Joints for Teens
This section has information on conditions like scoliosis and injuries like ACL tears and broken bones.