Scheuermann’s Disease, also known as Thoracic Kyphosis, or simply “hunchback” is the outward curving of the thoracic or thoracic-lumbar spine.
Here at St Jude’s Clinic we believe in a “Cause and Effect” model.
The predominance of Scheuermann’s in young males is not surprising. We have seen many cases of how gaming (a predominantly male activity) has been the culprit of Scheuermann’s Disease.
The images to the left and right is an extreme case of what we call “Gamers” Kyphosis.
The images below are from Essentials of Skeletal Radiology by Terry R. Yochum & Lindsay J. Rowe. Here they give what the measurements of a normal kyphosis should be in both females and males, as well as an image of how the measurements are taken.
Here you can see some of our current client’s progress in reducing their Kyphosis.
Here you can see some of our previous client’s cases studies of reducing their Kyphosis.