Scheuermann's disease has the appearance of 'rounded shoulders' and there may be symptoms initially of stiffness and of difficulty straightening up. Symptoms include:
Scheuermann's disease typically appears or is noticed post puberty and it does not naturally reverse. Upon X-Ray, there will be the appearance of 'wedge shaped' vertabrae instead of square vertabrae, which contributes to the curve developing. It must not be ignored and a program must commence as soon as possible.
With early intervention from a Physiotherapist and a specific treatment plan, Scheuermenn's disease can be managed. It is however permanent and the aim is to prevent further curve development. Management plans include: