Symptoms of Kyphosis

In addition to the obvious hump in the back, symptoms of kyphosis may include:

  • Mild back pain
  • Stiffness/tenderness in the spine
  • Loss of height
  • Difficulty standing straight upright, worsening over the course of a day
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing (in severe cases)

Depending on the cause of the kyphosis, symptoms can range from mild, requiring no treatment, to severe, which may require surgery.