Common Symptoms​:

  • Breathing problems. Severe kyphosis can put pressure on the lungs.

  • Limited physical functions- weakened back muscles can make it difficult to gaze upward or drive. Can cause pain when you lie down.

  • Digestive problems. Severe kyphosis can compress the digestive tract, causing problems such as acid reflux and difficulty with swallowing.

  • Body image problems. 

Kyphosis is a diagnosis that occurs when the thoracic spine has an exaggerated forward curve . The vertebrae of a healthy spine are shaped like cylinders stacked in a column and Kyphosis occurs when the vertebrae are more wedge shaped. 

Often times no symptoms occur besides a visible hunch of the upper back.  

Common Causes: 

  • Osteoporosis

  • Disc Degeneration

  • Birth Defects

Normal    vs.    Kyphosis

Myofascial Release Workshop

Join us at Easton Yoga Center for a1.5hr workshop. We'll discuss the fascia, how it can affect the body and learn techniques to release it. With the use of myofascial release balls, foam rollers and other props you'll learn ways to relieve aches & pains in your body. Start to take your health into your own hands and learn some quick fixes to help improve your body mechanics.