Chiropractor Questions Kyphosis

Could the pain in my back be caused by kyphosis?

I noticed that I had a hunchback, but after experiencing some back pain, I went to the chiropractor and he said my hunchback is a result of kyphosis. Could my back pain be related to that? How will this be treated?

9 Answers

It absolutely could be related as that type of curve can be stressful on your spine. I would recommend adjustments along with specific back exercises and stretches for that issue. It will take time to change those curves and that posture. Think 6-12 months.
Could, yes.
If you have kyphosis, yes, that could be part of your pain. My own mother has a pretty significant degree of kyphosis and I use an activator instrument to do her adjustments and she feels amazing afterwards.
Back pain can be related to a thoracic kyphosis. What should be diagnosed is the cause for the kyphosis and then assessed if chiropractic care can be effective.
Yes, the kyphosis can be the cause of back pain. The chiropractor will adjust your spine and should give you exercises to help strengthen the spinal muscles as well as improve posture and reduce kyphosis.

Vishal K. Verma, DC. CCSP
Your kyphosis in and of itself does not cause back pain. However, it most definitely can be related to it.
Depending on your age and severity of your spinal condition, the treatments and success of making any significant changes to your kyphosis will vary.
The back pain, though, should be alleviated with good chiropractic care. Ask your chiropractor what treatment they intend to do and discuss what outcomes you might expect after a certain amount of time and care.
It is possible. If that is a hyper-kyphosis. There is probably several other things involved with your problem, and don't be expecting immediate relief if it took months to years for your problem to show up and develop.
A kyphosis describes your spine has curved forward excessively. This can be corrected with postural exercises and stretches to reverse "upper crossed syndrome/posture." The pain is likely due to muscles which are having to work hard against the forward posture. The joints involved in the kyphosis may also cause the pain.
Yes, it can. It depends on what your X-rays show.