Scheuermann’s Disease (Also Scheuermann's Kyphosis)
Find information and advice plus treatment and symptoms, diagnosis and causes. Scheuermann's disease is considered a form of juvenile osteochondrosis of the spine. It is found mostly in teenagers and presents a significantly worse deformity than postural kyphosis.
Patients suffering with Scheuermann’s kyphosis cannot consciously correct their posture. The apex of their curve, located in the thoracic vertebrae is quite rigid. The sufferer may feel pain at this apex, which can be aggravated by physical activity and by long periods of standing or sitting. Find scheuermann's disease information sites listed here.