Certain groups of people are at higher risk of kyphosis:

  • Adolescent girls with poor posture are at greater risk of postural kyphosis.
  • Boys between the ages of 10 and 15 are at greater risk of Scheuermann's kyphosis.
  • Older adults with osteoporosis are at greater risk of spinal fractures that can contribute to kyphosis.
  • People who have connective tissue disorders, such as Marfan syndrome, also are at greater risk.
Jun. 14, 2012