Kyphosis is a deformity of the spine. With it, your vertebrae change from a cylindrical shape to a wedge shape. Your spine may begin to curve forward. Eventually, this gives your upper back a rounded appearance.


  • Difference in shoulder height
  • The head bends forward compared to the rest of the body
  • Difference in shoulder blade height or position
  • When bending forward, the height of the upper back appears higher than normal
  • Tight hamstrings (back thigh) muscles

Treatment Options

  • Personalized brace
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Facet injections or ablation