Benefits Of Correcting Thoracic Hyper Kyphosis or Hump Back

Hello everyone.

Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.

I am also a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute and a certified Personal Training Specialist with canfitpro.

Today we are going to talk about thoracic hyper-kyphosis or hump-back.

There are 4 important things that you need to know about this condition.

First of all, it is the most common posture distortion found in the second posture quadrant.

Secondly, at least 40% of elderly people present with this posture distortion.

Third, patients with hump-back are 3 ½ times more likely to end up in a nursing home.

And finally, a study in 2004 concluded that the most severe consequence of hump-back is early mortality and higher mortality rates due to atherosclerosis or heart disease.

In other words, this condition increases your risk of dying from a heart attack.

I am sure you can see the benefits of maintaining good alignment in this part of your spine.
But, let’s think about this also …. we know that forward head posture or tech neck will eventually cause hump-back if left undetected and uncorrected.

We also know that kids are interacting with technology at a much earlier age and that at least 34% of school-aged kids already present with some degree of tech neck.

This is why I encourage all parents to have their kids posture checked.
Nothing holds more true than the old saying … ‘as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.’

Remember that consultations at Life Chiropractic Centre are always free of charge and these include a detailed posture scan.

We offer this as a community service and the number to call to schedule an appointment for your children is 905 335 LIFE (5433).

Remember that good posture is by design and not by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and posture correction facility.
Serving families just like yours for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.

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