What is Kyphosis (Hump Back)?
Although kyphosis is the term for the natural curvature of the upper, or thoracic spine, the term is also used to describe a pronounced rounding of the upper back. This condition is also known as round back and in severe curves, it can be referred to as hunchback. Sometimes the neck, or cervical spine, may also be affected by an exaggerated curve. Spine specialist, Dr. Ernest Braxton, uses conservative and surgical procedures to treat patients with kyphosis.