Changes in posture can cause signs such as a hump in the upper back and hip tilt in the lower back.
Kyphosis is rounding of the upper back that may cause a visible hump, loss of height, and change in postural dynamics.
There are many types of kyphosis, including Scheuermann’s kyphosis and kyphosis associated with aging.
X-rays can be taken to assess and determine spinal alignment and spinal conditions including kyphosis and scoliosis.
Xray images can be taken at any radiology practice in Melbourne with a referral.
Our chiropractors can provide you with a referral to have spinal X-ray images..
Referrals can be bulk billed through medicare.
Diagnostic Imaging may help to diagnose certain spinal conditions including fractures, disc degeneration, facet injury, and Scheuermann’s kyphosis.
An MRI is rarely necessary for evaluating kyphosis, this is best determined upon results and GP recommendations.
Stretching and strengthening exercises may be beneficial in decreasing pain associated with kyphosis, scoliosis and vertebral alignment changes.
Our remedial therapists can show you how to do exercises and stretches to release tight muscles.
Practitioners can also offer support with ergonomic advice, posture support and advice, recommend natural supplements, joint strapping or bracing, and co management with additional physical therapies.