View Full Version : Scheuermann's kyphosis, 18 years

30th January 2008, 04:53 PM
Hello! I am 18 years old male with Scheuermann's kyphosis. I have no pain. I am excited with appearance.
Here are my x-rays:

Can you tell, is bracing is useful for me? Is it possible to correct a curvature?
Thanks in advice.

30th January 2008, 05:52 PM
Hi am not sure the answer to your question but am sure someone will be along soon to answer you in the best possible way...........

Welcome to sso

Amazed Jean
30th January 2008, 06:13 PM
Hello and Welcome to SSO. What I can tell you is this: Every case of Scoliosis on here and anywhere Else I have heard of is different. No two ever have the same results either. My best guess is that at your age bracing alone isn't going to do the job. It might possibly hold your curve to what it currently is BUT it isn't going to make it better in an adult. You need to consult a scoliosis specialist. I also tell everyone to get a notebook and start writing questions down so when you get an answer you can note it down too. Lots of people here can give you their cases and their advice and we all love to help! Again Welcome!

30th January 2008, 06:14 PM
Hi welcome to sso

Do you know the degree of curvature, it appears from first glance that bracing may be an option, yiur curves don't appear to look a candidate for surgical intervention

Where abouts in the world are you

30th January 2008, 06:24 PM
I was thinking the same mark after seeing the xrays i dont think the curves are sutible for surgery i agree with mark also that you need to be reffered to a scoliosis specilast..............

31st January 2008, 06:24 AM
Welcome to SSO!

31st January 2008, 07:16 PM
Welcome to SSO :-)

If you're not experiencing any pain, you might not need to wear a brace let alone have surgery. You do need to keep being checked to make sure your curves arent getting worse but if you've stopped growing, theres a chance your spine is now stable and you wont need anything to help it. If your curves are stable and you're looking to improve your cosmetic appearance then strengthening your back muscles or improving your posture with something like pilates might work just as well. Just make sure you are having regular check ups and keep an eye on your back so you can tell if things get any worse.