Causes and treatment of kyphosis positional

Kyphosis position is described in the medical literature, as the presence of an angle of curvature in the thoracic region, more than 55 degrees in the study of the patient in the standing position. Pathology is often observed in children and is distinct form that parents can identify their child on their own. In the international classification of diseases (ICD-10), the condition code is encrypted 40.0 M.

positional kyphosis is observed in sitting and standing

Factors that trigger the development of positional kyphosis

Positional kyphosis is formed in the standing and sitting with the weakness of the muscle corset back. He appears as a consequence of specific way of life of modern children, which some scientists describe as "school-computer-training room". This image does not allow the child to actively develop the skeletal muscles, but rather forms its weakness.

Over time the spine becomes accustomed to the abnormal position and is deformed under the influence of excessive physical effort. Additional burden on him that are "heavy" school bag leads to flattening of the vertebral bodies (pre-emptive reduction in the height observed in the anterior). They become wedge-shaped. This situation will inevitably lead to increased concavity in the thoracic region of the vertebral column.

The severity of the disease depends on the amount of strain of the thoracic vertebrae.

The Stage of formation of pathology:

  • poor posture
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Increased convexity in the thoracic region posteriorly.

There is plenty of scientific evidence that poor posture over time leads to deformation of the spinal column. It can be correct intense physical exercises. If a pathological condition to leave for a long time, formed an irreversible change in the vertebrae – they flatten and get the wrong shape.

Over time these changes lead to pain in the back and the formation of a "round the back".

Methods of treatment

There are corrective treatment methods positional kyphosis. They suggest teaching children the skills of correct seat on the chair, holding the back. It is important to eliminate the pathological triangle a young person's life "the computer-school-academic hall".

The Basic principles of home treatment of the thoracic curvature:

  • proper Seating and level back;
  • chair Height should be equal to lower leg;
  • do Not lean forward on a school Desk when writing;
  • Height of chair should be at the level of the monitor;
  • Every 30 minutes, the seat should break;
  • Keep your shoulders straight and back straight.

To Cure kyphosis at home can regular exercise. They must appoint a qualified orthopaedic trauma surgeon after examining a patient.