Scheuermann’s disease is a deformity in the thoracic spine in children. Patients with Scheuermann’s disease ( also referred to as juvenile kyphosis) have an increased kyphosis in the thoracic spine. What this means, is that the normal spinal round-back in the upper spine (this is the kyphosis), is increased. This increased curve often causes back pain and muscle fatigue with the back. Patients with this spinal disorder are usually between the ages of 10-15.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.