How is kyphosis in kids treated?
Treatment depends on the type of kyphosis your child has.
- For postural kyphosis, treatment is usually conservative. We work with your child to improve posture through physical therapy, stretching and core fitness activities.
- Children with Scheuermann’s kyphosis are also usually treated conservatively with exercises to enhance posture. Surgery may be needed for curves that are larger or getting more advanced.
- Children with congenital kyphosis may need surgery to help maintain a more normal spine as they grow.
Your child’s orthopedic specialist at the Spine Program will determine the type of kyphosis and the appropriate treatment option.
Why choose us for the treatment of kyphosis?
The Spine Program at Children’s Colorado is among the most knowledgeable pediatric spine care teams in the country. Our experienced team cares for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. We diagnose and treat all types of spinal conditions and injuries, from kyphosis to complex neuromuscular disease and trauma.
Our goal is to always provide the safest, most effective care, often beginning with non-surgical options. If your child needs surgery, we offer innovative approaches from surgeons who perform more than 200 pediatric spine procedures each year.