Spinal condition in children and adolescents that results in a spinal kyphosis ( hunch back). It is a bone condition that results in an abnormal curvature of the thoracic spine which cannot be corrected voluntary. This can lead to pain and stiffness and can worsen during growth phases if not detected early.
Treatment usually involves physiotherapy to decrease stiffness and correct muscle imbalances and bracing. Exercise is an important part of the rehabilitation process.