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3rd September 2008, 01:48 PM
My name is Robert , 18 years old and live in Sweden.
Found this forum while googled on kyphosis and such :spin:

I think i have swanked lower back (lordosis?) and some signs of Kyphosis.
I visited a Doc. in 2006 and i went for X-ray, my own initiative. Some weeks later the Doc called back and he had given the x-rays to some wise docs, and he told me my back was Totally OK, sure i donīt suffer for pain and such, but i find it a bit emberassing to like walk without shirt on the beach etc.

Anyways, iīve started to train my back a bit - will hopefully give some results with time :P

Iīve been thinking of going to see another specialist doc, to see what he thinkīs about it, and most of all - i fear that me back can get more curvy as time goes, is that a fact?

Well well, i link some pics of it here to see what you guys think.


Best Regards

Robert :)

( sorry for my lack of english )

3rd September 2008, 06:26 PM
Looks perfectly healthy to me.

3rd September 2008, 07:14 PM
Hi welcome too sso

first of you need to go to see a kyphosis specialist who will measure your curve

A normal kyphotic spine is between 20 and 40 degrees, surgeons look to operate anywhere between 70 and 80 degrees only after conservative treatments have been seen not to work

your 18 so you have come to the end of your growth spurt so bracing would not be an option

You may want to start by looking into physio, core muscle exercises, Alexander Technique or Schroth as your in Sweeden the Katarina Schroth clinic isn't too far away as it is Germany (try google) they have a web site

Your pictures do show a slight kyphotic curve but i don't think it is anywhere near a degree where surgery would be a consideration

Hope that helps a little


3rd September 2008, 08:40 PM
Hi Robert, welcome to the site - and please don't worry about your English, it's fantastic :D

I think from your photos that it looks like you may have a slight exaggeration of the normal lordotic and kyphotic curves, but would say they are probably still within normal limits.

I honestly wouldn't let it worry you too much - I think you look great :D

Amazed Jean
3rd September 2008, 10:33 PM
Hello and Welcome to SSO. I think you have Kyphosis too. If it bothers you please see a scoliosis specialist to have it checked out! Better safe than sorry!

Little Ali
6th September 2008, 04:17 PM
Yeah, I'd agree. You do look like you have very mild kyphosis. It's not too bad but best to get it checked out if it bother you.
Good luck!

14th September 2008, 01:10 AM
Hi Robert-
I really do not think you have much of a abnormall kyphosis at all. I think your back really looks normall in the photo's that you have provided. I am 100% sure if you were to see my surgeon that he would also tell you that you have not got a problem with your back. Just as your own doctor's have told you. That is a problem with kyphosis anyway. I also feel that mabey you do not have really any problems with your back as you quote that you have no pain. I am happy for you as having kyphosis pain is really painfull and actually affects more then just one's back.

15th September 2008, 11:39 AM
Both your back and your English seem perfect to me! If you are really concerned then go an see a specialist, can't do any harm.

15th September 2008, 01:16 PM
I can only agree with what the rest have said very very slight curve but do go and see your gp and ask him to check you out ...