Once the orthopedist analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination, paying special attention to your back and the curvature of your spine, in addition to performing a neurological study that allows them to observe your muscle strength and reflexes.
They will also request a bone density test, and imaging studies such as x-rays, computed tomography, and MRI. The treatment plan will be determined based on the direct cause of the kyphosis, the degree of malformation, and the severity of the symptoms.
In mild cases, it may be a pharmacological treatment that includes painkillers and medications to strengthen the bones, in addition to physical therapy and exercise.
When the condition is more serious and there is compression of the nerves and spinal cord, surgery will be necessary to relieve the pressure and reduce the degree of malformation.
In addition to medical treatment, it is recommended to eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D to strengthen the bones, as well as to eradicate the consumption of alcohol and tobacco.
At the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center, we seek to improve the lives of patients restricted or immobilized by musculoskeletal disorders or injuries. We specialize in the care of the locomotor system by integrating the latest medical, biological, and technological advances, in strict adherence to the highest international standards of patient care.