SCREENING FOR KYPHOSIS – SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
A simple postural assessment allows for the screening of hyperkyphosis. By observing the person from the side and asking them to bend over, one may note the following:
1 – A bump in the back’s thoracic region
2 – Shoulders arch forward
3 – Head juts forward
4 – Pelvis protrudes beyond feet
5 – A protuberance that remains marked even when bending over
WHEN TO CONSULT?
If you think you or a family member may be suffering from hyperkyphosis or other spinal deformity, contact us so that we may confirm the diagnosis using the appropriate assessments and x-rays.