This video–Hump-back, Increased Thoracic Kyphosis, Scheuermanns and Degenerative Kyphosis–demonstrates the importance of normal balance and how the normal curves of the spine (cervical and lumbar lordosis and thoracic kyphosis) balance each other out. Hump-back, Increased Thoracic Kyphosis,Scheuermanns and Degenerative Kyphosis represent misalignments of the spine. Explanation of the importance of spinal alignment and how misalignment can cause increased pain and muscle fatigue are explained in this video. When the thoracic spine curve increases because of various causes, the diagrams will note the compensation that occurs in the other parts of the spine and how that compensation can cause problems.
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.