Kyphosis may cause the following complications:
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- Body image problems. Adolescents especially may develop a poor body image from having a rounded back or from wearing a brace to correct the condition.
- Back pain. In some cases, the misalignment of the spine can lead to pain, which can become severe and disabling.
- Decreased appetite. In severe cases, the curve may cause the abdomen to be compressed and lead to decreased appetite.
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