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What should be done about curvature of the spine in an elderly person?

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Posted on Wed, 7 Apr 2021
Question: I need to know what to expect/what needs to be done, if anything can be. I've been diagnosed with curveature of the spine,the upper spine. I'm 75 yrs old----not ready to give up
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Exercise, combined with good posture and chiropractic care

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The treatment of curved spine (kyphosis) depends on the reason for the curved spine. There can be osteoporosis and fracture, muscle pull, degenerative spine as reasons.
You should visit the spine surgeon who shall understand the reason. At this age the above are the main reasons.
However they do not perform any surgery at this age. Instead recommend exercise, posture correction, chiropractic care only unless you have severe symptoms to lead a normal life.
Please see the doctor.


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What should be done about curvature of the spine in an elderly person?

Brief Answer: Exercise, combined with good posture and chiropractic care Detailed Answer: Hi, The treatment of curved spine (kyphosis) depends on the reason for the curved spine. There can be osteoporosis and fracture, muscle pull, degenerative spine as reasons. You should visit the spine surgeon who shall understand the reason. At this age the above are the main reasons. However they do not perform any surgery at this age. Instead recommend exercise, posture correction, chiropractic care only unless you have severe symptoms to lead a normal life. Please see the doctor.