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  • Kyphosis for Parents

    Everyone's spine is slightly rounded forward at a gentle angle. If this angle is too pronounced, more than 50 degrees or so, it's called kyphosis, also known as roundback or hunchback.

  • Kyphosis for Teens

    Your spine, or backbone, normally curves forward gently as it runs up your back. Sometimes, though, someone's back can be rounded too far forward, which is a condition known as kyphosis.

  • Postural Kyphosis for Parents

    Postural kyphosis is rounding or hunching of the back that usually affects teens.

  • Cervical Kyphosis for Parents

    Cervical kyphosis is a curve at the top of the spine (backbone). Usually, the condition isn't serious, but a pinch in the spinal cord can cause nerve damage.

  • Scheuermann's Kyphosis for Parents

    Scheuermann's kyphosis is a condition affecting the upper back that makes it rounded so it looks hunched over.

  • Congenital Kyphosis for Parents

    Kyphosis is a rounding of the back that some children are born with. It makes the back look hunched over.

  • Kyphosis Factsheet (for Schools) for Parents

    What teachers should know about this curvature of the spine, and how to help students with kyphosis do their best in school.

  • Bones & Muscles - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents

    Info on breaks, sprains, tears, and other problems that can affect the bones and muscles.

  • Halo-Gravity Traction for Parents

    Halo-gravity traction is a way to pull the head and spine upward. Doctors use it to treat curvature of the spine and to prepare kids for spinal fusion surgery.

  • Cerebral Palsy and Related Conditions - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents