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Hyper-Kyphosis

Hyper kyphosis refers to an excessive forward curvature of the thoracic spine, resulting in a rounded or hunched-back appearance. It is commonly known as “hunchback” or “roundback.” Hyperkyphosis can be caused by various factors, including poor posture, osteoporosis, degenerative disc disease, and certain medical conditions like Scheuermann’s disease.

Hyper kyphosis refers to an excessive forward curvature of the thoracic spine, resulting in a rounded or hunched-back appearance. It is commonly known as “hunchback” or “roundback.” Hyperkyphosis can be caused by various factors, including poor posture, osteoporosis, degenerative disc disease, and certain medical conditions like Scheuermann’s disease.

ScoliBrace and ScoliBalance can play a role in addressing hyper kyphosis, although their effectiveness may vary depending on the specific cause and severity of the condition.

ScoliBrace

ScoliBrace is a custom-made spinal orthosis designed to provide corrective forces and support to the spine. While it is primarily used for scoliosis, it can also be utilized to address hyper kyphosis. The brace is tailored to the individual’s spinal curvature, including the hyperkyphotic region. By applying corrective forces, ScoliBrace aims to gradually realign the spine, reducing the excessive forward curvature and promoting better posture. It is typically worn for several hours each day to help encourage proper spinal alignment and discourage further progression of the hyper kyphosis.

ScolioBalance

ScoliBalance

ScoliBalance is a rehabilitation program that focuses on postural training and exercises to improve spinal alignment and muscular balance. While ScoliBalance is more commonly associated with scoliosis, certain exercises and techniques can also be beneficial for individuals with hyper kyphosis. The program aims to strengthen the muscles that support the spine, particularly in the thoracic region, and improve postural awareness. By targeting the imbalances and weaknesses contributing to hyper kyphosis, ScoliBalance can potentially help reduce the excessive forward curvature and promote a more upright posture.

Both ScoliBrace and ScoliBalance can be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for individuals with hyper kyphosis. However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of these approaches may vary depending on the underlying cause and severity of the hyper kyphosis. Consulting with a healthcare professional, such as a physical therapist or orthopedic specialist, is crucial to determine the most appropriate treatment approach based on individual needs and characteristics of the hyper kyphosis.