Kyphosis ( Kuba )

Is that the same as kuba or is that something different?


  • IraIra Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    Kuba (Kyphosis/Scheuermann disease) is a disease entity totally different from scoliosis, although it is also classified under spine-related problems. Kyphosis is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing of the back, usually in the upper back. Scoliosis is a lateral (away from the middle) curvature of the spine that may occur in the thoracic or lumbar segment of the spine.
  • NutcrackerNutcracker Member PExer
    Ira thank you for the explanation.
  • IraIra Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    You're very welcome, Nutcracker.
  • blue babeblue babe Member PExer
    can anyone suggest a good sports orthorpedic surgeon?
  • IraIra Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    Dr. Antonio Rivera- He has clinics at Makati Medical Center, St. Luke's Medical Center, and The Medical City. He's really good, but he doesn't come cheap.

    Dr. Reggie de la Paz- holds his clinic at The Medical City.

    Dr. Dave Cabatan-has clinics in Makati Med.

  • bobotbobot Member PExer
    just asking: is being kuba dangerous to one's health and is there any way to correct the problem brought about by years of bad posture?
  • IraIra Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    The dangers of having kyphosis include disabling back pains, decreased lung capacity (the lungs cannot expand well due to posture--try breathing in a stooped position, you'll see what I mean), and neurologic problems. Kyphosis can either be congenital (which is rare), or the result of a disease. Problems which cause this include growth retardation or disorders in the vertebrae during periods of rapid growth, infection, inflammation, disc degeneration, osteoporosis, endocrine problems, arthritis, Paget's disease, TB, polio, compression fractures of the spine, cancer, and poor posture.

    Treatment depends on the cause. If it is due to poor posture, treatment may consist of exercises, a firm matress for sleeping, and a back brace to straighten the curve until growth is complete. Traction and bed rest are recommended for back pains, and if neurologic symptoms occur, surgery may be needed. Outcome is better for younger people. If the kyphosis is due to degeneration of the vertebra, the likelihood of correction is not good.

    You can prevent this by having, of course, good posture.
  • blue babeblue babe Member PExer
    THANKS IRA! you're an angel!

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