I have a slight hunchback and it really bothers me. Is there any way I can get rid of it, or at least reduce it?
Many times, structural deformities of the spine are treated with a brace and physical therapy. In some cases, surgery is recommended, though surgery is usually reserved for those who have more extreme curvatures of the spine, or those who have other medical problems, such as infections that are causing the condition.
The good news is that adolescents who are still growing tend to respond well to treatment, whether it is a brace, physical therapy or surgery. In cases where the condition is progressing, the increasing curvature of the spine sometimes comes to a halt when the teen’s growing period is over. So you have a good chance of reducing the angle of your curve.
I would recommend that you consult your primary care physician, who will be able to refer you to an orthopedist (bone specialist) if necessary. Your doctor will examine you and take x-rays to determine the cause.