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How does kyphosis (hunchback) affect the body?

Kyphosis affects the body by causing the spine to curve abnormally. A hump is developed in the upper back area and the arms may appear like they are too long for the body. Some people experience fatigue, mild, but relentless pain in their backs as well as tenderness and stiffness in their spine. To lessen your pain, you should avoid any activities that place stress on the back.

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How do medications treat kyphosis (hunchback)?
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Medicine treatments for kyphosis depend upon what causes the condition and the symptoms of kyphosis....
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What causes kyphosis (hunchback)?
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Kyphosis is often caused by bone disorders that trigger the spine to curve. Some forms of kyphosis, ...
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Are there alternative treatments for kyphosis (hunchback)?
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Alternative treatments for kyphosis include physical therapy and performing various exercises to mak...
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What is Scheuermann's kyphosis?
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Scheuermann's kyphosis is an increased curve in the spine that can be viewed from the side.
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