Scheuermann's disease is a self-limiting skeletal disorder of childhood. Scheuermann's disease describes a condition where the vertebrae grow unevenly with respect to the sagittal plane; that is, the posterior angle is often greater than the anterior. This uneven growth results in the signature "wedging" shape of the vertebrae, causing kyphosis. For the less-common Scheuermann's disease in the lumbar spine, physical therapy will emphasize modifying activity to reduce the chance of developing chronic low back pain in adulthood. The doctor and/or physical therapist may offer suggestions on ways .
In this article, surgeons from the Combined Orthopaedics Residency Program at Harvard Medical School put together a review of the evaluation and management of Scheuermann’s kyphosis for adults. They included discussion of who is affected, cause of the disease, pathogenesis (what happens with this condition), and clinical presentation (signs and symptoms). Scheuermann's disease, also called Scheuermann's kyphosis or Scheuermanns juvenile kyphosis is a structural deformity that occurs usually in the thoracic spine—but sometimes in the lumbar spine—of adolescents between the age of 12 and 15.The hallmark of Scheuermann's Disease is .
Nov 22, 2011 · Introduction. There are only a few follow-up studies of untreated Scheuermann’s disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between vertebral changes, back pain, and disability in patients with untreated Scheuermann’s disease after a 37-year follow-up.Cited by: 34.