Kyphosis is a spinal disorder that causes abnormal rounding of the back. This is due to an excessive outward curve of the spine that we typically refer to as “roundback.” This condition is common among adolescents whose bones are undergoing the growth process. While kyphosis typically does not cause severe problems, severe cases of this condition can cause significant pain and spinal deformity which can lead to further health concerns such as breathing problems, loss of sensation, or weakness in the legs. Here are some nonsurgical treatment options for kyphosis:
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical therapy
At Barrington Orthopedics, our highly-qualified, expert specialists can provide you with the treatment you need to find relief from kyphosis. When nonsurgical treatment methods fail to provide you with the relief you need, it may be time to consider kyphosis surgery. This procedure is a spinal reconstruction that is designed to place the spine in a more natural position to relieve pain and restore normal function. Our team will work alongside you throughout your surgery and provide you with a personalized rehabilitation plan to ensure a healthy and quick recovery.
If you’re struggling with kyphosis, know there are many options that can provide you with the relief you deserve. Schedule your first consultation with the team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today. If you’re in an emergency situation, visit the Immediate Care Clinic at our Schaumburg, IL location.
What Is Kyphosis Surgery?
A ‘normal’ spine has three natural curves that produce an ‘S’ shape when viewed from the side. These curves help to evenly distribute our body weight and absorb the normal stress we place on our spine every day. In some instances, however, the spinal curvature may become exaggerated and round forward, creating the appearance of a hump back. This condition is known as kyphosis. The condition, depending on the severity, can be managed or treated. Find out if you are a candidate.
WHAT IS KYPHOSIS CORRECTION SURGERY?
The goal of spinal reconstruction surgery is to decrease the patient’s pain and to place the spine in a more natural position. This is accomplished using minimally invasive robot-guided spine surgery which allows our surgeons to precisely create and plan a blueprint for surgery before stepping foot in the operating room.
Kyphosis correction surgery involves the implantation of rods and screws that correct the spinal deformity and stabilize the spine in its new position while the spine fuses, or joins, together. These bones ultimately heal into one solid piece for spinal stability and prevention of further curve progression.