Adult Kyphosis. What is it?
In a pathological kyphosis, usually of Scheuemann disease type, as time passes and the center of gravity moves forward, the deformation of the frontal part of the discs begins.
The consequences are:
- further increase of the kyphotic angle and
- the development of degenerative lesions on the final plates of the vertebra bodies, which develop into degenerative spondyloarthritis, involving also posterior vertebral joints.
The patient, after the age of 30, feels every day more hunchbacked and pains appear on the back and neck, usually in the long standing posture.