Kyphosis in the Elderly

Kyphosis is defined as a rounding of your upper back that results in a hunchbacked appearance. This disorder refers to people with exaggerated rounding of their back who have the inability to straighten their back completely. Some rounding as you grow older is completely normal, but if the rounding impairs your ability to stand up completely straight, then you may have kyphosis. This disorder is common in elderly people, especially women, because it can be caused by age related bone and joint disorders such as osteoporosis and degenerative disc disease....

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