Kyphosis is an exaggeration of the normal curve of the thoracic spine. While the spine has a natural S-shaped curve, it can bend in any direction as a result of spinal disorders. Kyphosis causes the appearance of a hump or hunched back and severe pressure in the lungs and abdomen. This disorder is most often caused by osteoporosis but may also be the result of a birth defect or injury. Kyphosis can be treated with medication, support braces or surgery.

To learn more about Dr. Khounganian and kyphosis services provided at his Encino office, please call us today at 818.343.4430 to schedule an appointment.