5 Things to Know About Kyphosis

 2. Symptoms

In addition to having a spine that is curved more than normal, people with kyphosis may also experience symptoms such as back pain, muscle fatigue, and stiffness. In most cases, MedicineNet.com says “these symptoms remain fairly constant and do not become progressively worse with time.”

In severe cases, however, the spine can become even more curved, causing these symptoms to worsen. Additionally, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons indicates the person may suffer from “weakness, numbness, or tingling in the legs,” along with loss of sensation and breathing problems.

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