What Causes Burning Sensation In Back?

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Definition

Kyphosis is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding of the back, which leads to a hunchback or slouching posture.


Alternative Names

Scheuermann's disease; Roundback; Hunchback; Postural kyphosis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Kyphosis can occur at any age, although it is rare at birth.

Adolescent kyphosis, also known as Scheuermann's disease, is caused by the wedging together of several bones of the spine (vertebrae) in a row. The cause of Scheuermann's disease is...

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