Kyphosis is a spinal disorder in which an excessively curved spine results in an abnormal rounding of the upper back. A normal spine, when viewed from the side, is not a straight line. The thoracic portion of the spine has a normal forward curvature with a range of 20 to 50 degrees. The forward curvature of the spine is matched by reverse curvatures (called “sway”) in the neck (cervical spine) and lower back (lumbar spine), and this combination of forward and reverse curves allows people to sit and stand. The term “kyphosis,” drawn from the Greek term “kyphos” meaning “hump”, most commonly refers to excess curvature - greater than 50 degrees - of the upper back. Kyphosis can be identified in those with a noticeable, stooped-forward posture.
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