An improvement in the angle of curvature
was recorded in 94.8% of the patients by a mean of 19[degrees] (0-40[degrees]) or 42.9% (0-67%) from baseline (p<0.001).
Their angle of curvature was determined as described by Pruett et al.
Pre- and post-radiographic digital images were taken from the same position utilized for measuring the angle of curvature and radius, using the method described by Pruett (1) (Fig.
The radiographs were assessed and angle of curvature
was measured by the Cobb's method.
The mean angle of curvature
of the intermediate section (iSa) was 32.64 [+ or -] 11.76[degrees] for females and 38.25 [+ or -] 12.45[degrees] for males, and the mean angle of curvature
of the radial section (rSa) was 26.04 [+ or -] 10.43[degrees] for females and 31.79 [+ or -] 11.15[degrees] for males.
Weight depends on the angle of curvature
. At a 15-degree angle, weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it's 40 pounds, at 45 degrees it's 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees it's 60 pounds.
Therapies that may help There is evidence that yoga may help to reduce ky-phosis--in one study, older women with kyphosis who attended hour-long yoga sessions for three days each week experienced a 4.4 percent improvement in the angle of curvature
. You also may benefit from a course in the Alexander Tech-nique--this system of gentle physical education helps you identify and correct harmful postural habits.