This unnatural curving of the spine is a deformation caused by disease or damage to the vertebrae.

How it Forms

Kyphosis has several causes.  Bad posture can loosen the spine’s ligaments, causing a curve to develop over time.  Disease or physical damage to the bones of the spine can weaken and collapse the vertebrae, allowing the spine to curve.  Diseases that are common culprits include osteoporosis, Scheuermann’s disease, Pott’s disease or spinal tumors.

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