New York City Spine

For any inquiries call 212-506-0240

Manhattan Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
343 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Call: 212-506-0240
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NJ Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
261 James Street, Suite 2G
NJ 07960
Call: 973-998-9651
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In layman’s terms, adult kyphosis is referred to as a dowager’s hump. Kyphosis is an abnormal forward curve in the thoracic spine (upper back). Degenerative disease, vertebral compression fractures or trauma can cause spinal misalignment, leading to the development of kyphosis. In some cases, mild kyphosis causes few problems; however, kyphosis may sometimes indicate multiple vertebral compression fractures. In severe cases, a kyphotic deformity can reduce the space in the chest cavity, making it difficult to breathe, eat or sleep normally. Conditions that may contribute to the development of kyphosis include:

  • Osteoporosis, a disease that causes low bone density and fracture
  • Vertebral compression fracture
  • Degenerative spine disorders (e.g. degenerative disc disease)
  • Infections of the spine that cause joint destruction
  • Congenital deformities, connectives tissue diseases

Kyphosis symptoms may include:

  • Dowager’s hump, postural changes, rounded shoulders
  • Back pain ranging from mild to severe
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing (uncommon)

Hospital Affiliations

Outpatient Surgery Centers

Malo Surgery Center 201 Route 17 North 12th floor
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone: 201-549-8890
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Midtown Surgery Center 305 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-751-2100
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Advanced Spine Surgery Center 855 Lehigh Ave,
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-557-9420
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Denville Surgery Center LLC3130 Route 10 West
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-328-3475
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Daveed D. Frazier, MD is the medical director of New York City Spine Surgery PLLC and specializes in non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments for back/neck pain and spine-related disorders. New York City Spine Surgery PLLC has 2 main locations in New York City and New Jersey with the main office located at 343 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019. Call 212-506-0240 for an appointment at either location. Fax 212-265-0739.