Kyphosis is the rounding of the back. It is the result of excessive external curvature of the spine. It occurs when the spinal bones are weakened. This disease causes pain and disfiguration. The symptoms include difficulty in breathing, tenderness, pain and stiffness of the back.
Kyphosis can occur at any age. The commonness of Kyphosis in the general population of United States is estimated to be 2-4%. The treatment mainly includes medication and supportive therapy. The medication includes pain relievers and Osteoporosis drugs. The supportive therapy involves exercise, healthy lifestyle. Under extreme conditions surgery may be suggested by the physicians.