Kyphosis is an over-curvature of the thoracic spine. Most of us would associate this with an elderly man or woman who can no longer stand up straight and has a severe curve in their mid back. Fortunately you can help prevent this from happening by doing two simple things: regular chiropractic adjustments and spinal extension exercises.
Kyphosis tends to progress with age, especially in women ages 50 to 59. A study was performed giving participants spinal extension exercises to perform three times a week for a year. The patients who performed these exercises had less progression of kyphosis than the participants who did not perform them.
Keeping regular chiropractic adjustments with help maintain spinal mobility. The adjustments along with spinal extension exercises with help you maintain your posture as you age. It is never too late to start doing spinal extension exercises, so start today.
Dr Spencer Charlet
Chiropractor in Mooresville