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'Kyphosis' or more technically 'hyper-kyphosis' is an exaggerated hunching of the spine also known as hunchback or Dowager's hump. Although hyperkyphosis typically develops slowly and over many years, it becomes obvious to other people
often before an individual becomes aware of it themselves.
This postural deterioration has serious health consequences. Not only will excessive hunching compress the vital internal organs such as the heart and lungs, it will put
relentless pressure on the spine and contribute to arthritis, as well as compress and pinch the spinal cord and nerves causing a variety of possible bodily symptoms.
The ultimate evaluation of this poor hunching posture was done by UCLA's Dr. Deborah Kado, MD and colleagues.1 They determined that those with hunched posture had a 2.4x greater chance of dying from atherosclerosis, a 1.8x greater
chance of dying from cancer, a 2.4x greater chance of dying from pulmonary causes, and a 1.4x greater chance of dying from any other disease1 – very serious health consequences! Fix your posture!
Common Symptoms associated with Kyphosis:
Arthritis of the spine
Carpal tunnel-like syndrome
Inability to stand upright
Numbness and tingling
Trouble walking (rigid gait)
SpineCor Brace for Kyphosis
Although originally designed for scoliosis, the Spinecor brace is used for kyphosis – and is very effective at pain relief and postural correction!