Thoracic Kyphosis

///Thoracic Kyphosis

Kyphosis is the curve noted on the side view. The term, by itself, does not indicate pathology, but just describes the type of the curve. It is normal for thoracic spines to have kyphosis. An increased or decreased curve may note pathology.

Lordosis is the mirror image curve to the kyphosis. It normally is found in the neck and lower back. Again, it is normal and it does not indicate pathology unless increased or decreased beyond a certain point.

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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.