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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Monday, October 12, 2020

Scheuermann’s Disease and its basic difference from Scoliosis?

Scheuermann's Disease is also known as Scheuermann's Kyphosis or Juvenile Kyphosis or Juvenile Discogenic disease. A person suffering from Scheuermann's Kyphosis looks different as compared to normal people. So, it is always said that nobody can live with Scheuermann's Kyphosis or Scoliosis alone. We all need to support them and make them feel comfortable in the society to let them live with this disease in a better way. As per some studies, around one third of the people suffering from Scheuermann also have moderate scoliosis.1 Also, the Scheuermann's Disease mostly gets diagnosed lately due to the similar symptoms of Bad Posture. So, being the ancient and most effective science of treatment, the natural herbs also have the potency to help people suffering from Kyphosis. Let us know about them and effective remedies with which we can help Kyphosis patients to live a better life.


Scheuermann's Kyphosis starts to disturb the life of the affected individual's right from their growing years during childhood. In this health problem, the front parts of the vertebrae grow slower than the back parts. Vertebrae are the small bones that together make up the spine. Normally, the vertebrae grow in a rectangular form but in Kyphosis, this growth takes the shape of a wedge / spike. The normal curve of the thoracic spine is 20 to 40 degrees, but in the situation of Scheuermann's Kyphosis, this curve is more than 40 to 45 degrees, that is considered as abnormal spine. This wedge shaped growth of the vertebrae consequently loses the actual and natural look of the spine and becomes a forward bend. This bend is known as Kyphosis. This disease gives an appearance of a hump on the back of the affected person, and their heads look like resting on their chest.

Scheuermann kyphosis, Scheuermann's disease


The cause of Scheuermann's Kyphosis is not known till the time but some clinical studies and researches show that there may be a number of factors which can be responsible for the problem. Also, Scheuermann's Kyphosis generally is found as a genetic disorder. Additionally, occupations that demands staying in bending position for a longer period of time such as agricultural works, etc. and the bad postures contribute towards worsening of the Scheuermann's Kyphosis.2


The Visible symptom of Kyphosis is the bend of the spine and the most experienced symptom is back pain, especially during the teen and adolescent age. Other than the back pain, other symptoms at different stages of Kyphosis are:

  • Tightening of Chest Muscles (pectoral muscles), Hamstrings (strong tissue bands at the thighs’ back) and Hip Flexors (inner hip muscles).
  • The curve may or may not grow bigger with the age.
  • The curve may continue to grow even after the growth of the affected individual stops, ultimately leading to larger curve and severe back pain.
  • The Scheuermann’s Kyphosis may be associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, or Healed Vertebrae fractures.


If not treated or taken care on time, then the Scheuermann's Kyphosis and its symptoms worsen the physical as well as mental and emotional health of a person. Moreover, the progression in the curve may lead to different heart and lung (cardiopulmonary) and neurological (nervous system) disorders.


Scoliosis and Kyphosis has a major difference of the side. Scoliosis is the sideway curve of the spine while Kyphosis is the forward curve of the spine. Males are more prone to Scoliosis whether the females are more prone to the Scheuermann's Kyphosis.

Scheuermann's disease, Scoliosis


The Scheuermann's Kyphosis is basically diagnosed by the physical examination, but to understand the severity and other related factors, X-ray and some other tests are being done by the Physicians.


The treatment of Scheuermann's Kyphosis depends upon the severity and progression of the curve, patient's age, pain, effect of the curve on growth and appearance of the person, and the risk of complications as mentioned above. Thus, being one of the leading herbal manufacturers, Planet Ayurveda is also providing some effective herbal remedies to support people with Scheuermann's Kyphosis live a better life. At initial stages, these herbs may even restore the natural shape of the spine and in the severe stages; continuous intake of these herbs can help in slowing or stopping the progression and worsening of the curve. Below provided are the basic herbal remedies that are recommended by the Ayurveda experts of Planet Ayurveda for the patients of Scheuermann's Kyphosis. These herbal supplements are 100% natural and vegetarian and will not have any adverse effects on the body rather can help in maintaining overall health. For better results, it is always advised to take treatment of any disease after consulting with Doctors.


  1. Bone Support Capsules
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Ashwagandha Capsules
  5. Moringa Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Scheuermann Kyphosis

Herbal Remedies for Scheuermann Kyphosis


1. Bone Support Capsules

Bone Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda contains the blend of most potent herbs for bone strengthening. These herbs together improve the calcium metabolism and the overall functioning of the body. The inhredients of this herbal product are Shudh Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Suhanjana Beej (Moringa oliefera), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangular), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Praval Pishti (Corallium rubrum) and Mukta (Compound of Pearl Calcium).

Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily with plain water, after the meals.

2. Yograj Guggul

Yograj Guggul is a classical formulation prepared as per the ingredients mentioned in the ancient literatures of Ayurveda. The constituents of Yograj Guggul are Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Pippali moola (Piper longum), Karavi (Piper chaba), Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum), Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Triphala [Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)], etc. This mixture of herbs makes this formulation capable to be used in the treatment of joint and bone disorders like Scheuermann’s Kyphosis. It also boosts the immunity and whole body’s strength.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day with normal water, after the meals.

3. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin is a perfect blend of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), and Curcumin (Curcuma longa) in equal quantity. A lot of research has been done on these herbs for their remarkable anti-inflammatory properties. This product is prepared to reduce inflammation and stiffness of bones and joints as well as to promote the blood circulation. The Boswellic acids are always considered as the best in maintaining joint and bones health. It improves the mobility of joints and acts as a pain and stiffness reliever.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day with normal water, after the meals.

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

Planet Ayurveda Ashwagandha Capsules are prepared by using the standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Regular intake of Ashwagandha Capsules helps in increasing overall strength of the body especially of the muscles. It is very good at enhancing the physical as well as mental stamina of an individual by relieving muscle fatigue and stiffness.  It also helps in calming the mind and the proper functioning of the body. Ashwagandha is also considered as a very potent herb to be used while growing age of humans.

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice daily with plain water, after meals.

5. Moringa Capsules

Moringa Capsules prepared in the house of Planet Ayurveda contains the standardized extract of Moringa (Moringa oleifera). This herb is very useful in combating inflammation, lowering cholesterol levels, and providing nourishment to the whole body. Moringa is very good at fulfilling the nutritional requirements of the body, and improving the immunity levels. It possesses high anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day with normal water, after the meals.


Hence, it is very clear with the above information that the patients suffering from Scheuermann's Kyphosis do not only need the medicinal treatment but the emotional and mental support to live life with Kyphosis in a better way. Moreover, going with the herbal remedies for the treatment will be more beneficial as there is no risk present in the intake of these medicines.

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