Treatment of organic adolescent kyphosis consists solely of the application of the special SPONDYLOS Kyphosis brace for at least 21 hours per day. The aim is to discharge the anterior surfaces of the epiphyses and create enough bone to correct the wedged damage. In functional kyphosis it is enough a good exercise program, to strengthen the back and the abdominal muscles.
An adolescent kyphosis that was not treated when it should have, results in permanent wedged deformation of the vertebrae.
Old wedged fractures of thoracic vertebrae, pathological lesions in the vertebral bodies from infections, lesions to intervertebral discs and other causes gradually lead to anterior wedged deformation of the discs, which results in the gradual increase of the kyphotic angle and the onset of pain in the back, especially after prolonged standing.
In these cases we, at SPONDYLOS, perform what is called adult kyphosis treatment, with the application of a special kinesiotherapy program and the wearing of a special adult kyphosis brace for at least 8 hours after the exercises. Treatment lasts between one and two years, until the angle no longer corrects, and then the patient is introduced to a special maintenance program with exercises.
Lastly, osteoporosis, an insidious metabolic disease, initially creates microscopic collapses in the vertebrae bodies, leading to the creation of Osteoporotic kyphosis as a result of the wedged deformations in their anterior parts. Timely support of the spine with the SPONDYLOS brace reduces fractures and restores the kyphotic angle to a point.