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Protruding vertebrae at thoracic lumbar junction. Discomfort, painful while sitting, flexing. Suggestions?

Hi, I am a 19 female! For many years i ve had very protruding vertebrae at the thoracic lumbar junction. When I flex they become excessively prominant. I cannot sit straight in a hard chair because they press up against my skin. I tend to hinge at that point in my spine , but i have had no other major injury. Even when i extend they still are more prominant than the rest. I find it uncomfortable to sit for any period without hold myself in extension and when i flex in repetitions it becomes painful. I appreciate your time, Thank you, Suzanne
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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My first advise will be do not go into spine extension it may cause damage .If I understood your problem correctly it is called Kyphosis One of the impotant cause is spinal Tuberclosis which has heald (if not any othe symptoms present) The othe causes are local trauma in child hood and postutal abnormalty or abnormality since bith which is becoming pominent as your growing in age .A local MRI and x ray chest is advisable if these are normal i would have told my patient that sorry nothing can be done and learn to live with it rather causing more damage
Try a good physio see if he can improve your posture .Good Ortho /spinal surgeon may be consulted to ask if sugical intervention can improve cosmetic apperance
Wish you comfor from present problem Dr Lal
Answered: Sun, 1 Dec 2013
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