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What is kykyphosis and what causes it?

Can kyphosis cause pain in the lower back?

  • Pain can also be felt in the lower back if the kyphosis of the upper spine causes a counteractive curvature in the lumbar spine. With congenital kyphosis, patients are born with the condition as it develops in utero. This form develops due to a malformation in the spinal column.

What is the difference between kyphosis and abnormal vertebrae?

  • The individual bones (vertebrae) that make up a healthy spine look like cylinders stacked in a column. Kyphosis occurs when the vertebrae in the upper back become more wedge shaped. Abnormal vertebrae can be caused by: Fractures.

What is the difference between lordosis and kyphosis?

  • The terms ‘lordosis’ and ‘kyphosis’ refer to the spine’s natural curves, and when these curves fall beyond a normal range, the conditions are also called ‘lordosis’ and ‘kyphosis’. Normal lordotic curves are found in the neck (cervical spine) and the lower back (lumbar spine). Lordotic curves bend forwards, towards the body’s center.

image-What is kykyphosis and what causes it?
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