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The following are the most common symptoms of kyphosis. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
Difference in shoulder height
The head bends forward compared to the rest of the body
Difference in shoulder blade height or position
When bending forward, the height of the upper back appears higher than normal
Tight hamstrings (back thigh) muscles
Back pain, pain down the legs, and changes in bowel and bladder habits are not commonly associated with kyphosis. A person experiencing these types of symptoms requires further medical evaluation by a physician.
The symptoms of kyphosis may resemble other spinal conditions or deformities, or may be a result of an injury or infection. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.