How is kyphosis treated?
Treatment depends on the type of kyphosis a child has.
If the patient has postural kyphosis, treatment is usually conservative and involves working with the child to improve posture through physical therapy, stretching and core fitness activities.
Those with Scheuermann’s kyphosis will often be treated conservatively as well with the same sort of exercises to enhance posture. In some cases, a back brace may be necessary to help support the spine. Surgery may be needed for larger curves or curves that show signs of continued progression.
In congenital kyphosis, surgery may be recommended to help maintain a more normal spine as the child grows.
Your child’s orthopedic specialist at the Spine Program will determine the type of kyphosis and the appropriate treatment option.
Why choose the Spine Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado?
The Spine Program at Children’s Colorado evaluates and treats infants, children, adolescents and young adults with all types of spinal diseases, deformities and injuries, ranging from kyphosis to complex neuromuscular disease and trauma. Our spine team is among the most knowledgeable pediatric spine care teams in the country.
For the most basic to the most complex spinal conditions, our goal is to always provide the safest and most effective care, often beginning with non-surgical options. However, if surgery is the only option for your child, we offer innovative approaches from experienced surgeons who perform more than 200 pediatric spine procedures each year.