I need the scientists on this forum to help me out. Since age 14, five years ago, I’ve had moderate kyphosis… it used to effect my self esteem a lot but now I’m used to the condition.
Could the compression of the muscles / lessening of blood flow have anything to do with psychosis? I fear that some organ is being squished or something else is not right. I don’t know where to begin to investigate this. I’d hate to find this out years from now… I want to save myself from the suffering this might be causing.
M Hacıoğlu, EA Yıldırım, E Uğurlu, S Erek and Ö Saatçioğlu,
Turk psikiyatri dergisi = Turkish journal of psychiatry, Summer 2011
Movement disorders and related physical deformities may sometimes be observed in patients with chronic psychotic disorders. In this article, we present the case of two patients with physical deformities associated with chronic psychotic disorders. In the first case, the patient had never sought psychiatric care despite her long-standing psychiatric disorder. The patient, diagnosed with disorganized schizophrenia, developed cervical kyphosis, due to her constant neck flexion posture. The other patient had been undergoing treatment for a long period under the diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. In the latter case, peroneal nerve injury and dropped foot had developed due to a constant crossing of the legs. Physical deformity may also develop as a result of physical inactivity-hypokinesia, a fixed body posture, and postural disorders in chronic psychotic patients. Due attention should be given to physical symptoms in this group of patients and physical deformities should be treated alongside the patient's psychotic symptoms.
W Saito, T Imura, M Ueno, T Nakazawa, N Takahira and M Takaso,
The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society, Aug 2013
Although severe cervical kyphotic deformity results from a number of causes, the psychiatric disease itself did not play a metabolic role in the development of the deformity. However, we diagnosed a case of cervical deformity caused by postural disorders associated with schizophrenia.The purpose of this case report is to describe a rare episode in a schizophrenic patient with a fixed cervical flexion deformity caused by postural disorders.A case report.An 18-year-old woman with a history of schizophrenia and a persistent behavioral cervical flexion posture presented for evaluation. At the initial examination, a significant fixed cervical flexion measuring 100° was noted. Her chin was in contact with her manubrium, and left scars developed on both her chin and manubrium. She had hyperreflexia in all extremities but no further neurologic deficits, although her initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indicated multilevel cervical cord compression.She was initially treated conservatively but had a progression in fixed cervical flexion positioning. She complained of a persistent inability to ambulate within the community, as she was unable to bring her head into a neutral position to be able to see objects in her path. She also complained of inability to drink from a water bottle as she had difficulty depressing her mandible. The patient and her family requested a surgical correction. Although she had no significant clinical neurologic deficit, she did have significant MRI findings and limitation of functional activities. We felt her limitations were significant enough to warrant surgical correction.A combined anterior and posterior procedure was performed resulting in an improved cervical head posture. She was able to return to community activities and resume drinking from a water bottle.Although this technique has been well described previously, this is the first report of a rare episode in a schizophrenic patient with severe cervical kyphosis deformity because of a constant neck flexion posture.
Those were all I could find in pubmed.
I have a severe pigeon chest
Ok, thanks these are helpful