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  • Scheuermann's kyphosis , or Scheuermann's disease, is the pronounced outward curvature of the upper portion of the spine (thoracic spine). (laserspineinstitute.com)
  • If you have been diagnosed with Scheuermann's disease and have not yet completed your spinal growth, you may find treatment options that can correct the curvature of your spine. (laserspineinstitute.com)
  • However, if you are diagnosed with Scheuermann's disease after you have completed your spinal growth, you may find treatment options to relieve the pain but you will not be able to readjust your spine without invasive surgery. (laserspineinstitute.com)
  • Patients with Scheuermann's disease typically do not experience pain or symptoms other than the curvature of the spine. (laserspineinstitute.com)
  • For patients diagnosed with Scheuermann's disease who are not yet finished growing, a brace may to worn to help correct the over curvature of the spine. (laserspineinstitute.com)
  • This brace is called a Milwaukee brace and aims to restore the height and increase growth in the front of the vertebra to even out the curvature of the spine. (laserspineinstitute.com)
  • If you have been diagnosed with Scheuermann's disease and you are over the age of spinal growth, there is no treatment that can fix the appearance of your spine other than highly invasive surgery, which is not performed at Laser Spine Institute. (laserspineinstitute.com)