Kyphosis risks

  • Osteoporosis is a bone disease due to calcium loss. As a result the bones lose strength and density. People are usually unaware that they have the condition until they experience a fracture.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects your spine. It causes severe inflammation of the vertebrae that might eventually lead to chronic pain and disability.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. A severe and long-lasting cough, fever, and night sweats could indicate an active TB infection.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with some type of abnormality that developed in utero (CDC). Birth defects can be minor or severe, and they can affect appearance,...
  • Hemifacial microsomia (HFM), also called craniofacial microsomia (CFM), is a birth defect.
  • Marfan syndrome is an inherited connective tissue disorder that affects normal body growth. Connective tissue provides the support for the skeletal structure and all organs of the body. Any disorder that affects your connective tissue (such as Mar...
  • A typical human skeleton consists of 206 bones. Bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt. If this process is altered, bones can break down and re-form abnormally and in ways that compromise the integrity of the skeleton. Paget’s di...
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