Scheuermann’s disease is condition characterized by hump back or rounded upper back. It is also termed as Scheuermann’s kyphosis. This disorder is one of the most common reasons for back pain in young adults. Pain appears after severe exertion or long duration of inactivity.


The normal gradual curves present in our spine help our body to absorb various shocks through daily life routine. Our spine is a delicate structure which maintains a balance of our body and hence any abnormality in it can lead to painful distortion in shape as well as functions of body. Curving abnormally of the spine results in limited mobility and severe pain.

Usually the Scheuermann’s disease affects upper back, i.e. thoracic and lumbar spine. However in rare cases it can affect lower back as well, i.e. lumbar spine, and this type causes more restricted movements and pain as compared to the former one. In this disease there occurs abnormality in the growth rate of the various vertebrae and becomes wedge shaped. This results in appearance of the stack leaning forward forming a curvature. Any serious damage is not seen in this disease however in rare cases curvature can cause harm to spinal cord or other internal organs.

Scheuermann’s kyphosis generally begins before puberty where the exact cause is not known however there is found history of some sort of injury or weakness of the spine before puberty.

Signs and symptoms

Usually the patients contact doctor due to cosmetic reasons of looking abnormal spine not due to pain. Symptoms of Scheuermann’s disease generally appear between the age of 10-15 years, the time when major growth of spine takes place. The common symptoms observed are:

  • After prolonged sitting there is pain, tiredness and stiffness of muscles
  • The most prominent area of curvature becomes red and inflamed
  • Activities like arching, bending, twisting, dancing causes pain
  • Cramps or spasms in muscles
  • Exercising becomes a difficult task
  • On and off back pain
  • Movements become restricted due to limited flexibility
  • Maintaining balance is a difficult thing
  • Hamstring muscles becomes tight and stiff
  • Pressure on lungs due to curvature can cause difficulty in breathing


Physical examination is the common way to diagnose Scheuermann’s disease. Main is observation of the posture and further patient can be advised for X-ray or other imaging tests.


Treatment for Scheuermann’s disease mainly depends upon the degree of curve. In less curvature doctor’s in modern medicine recommend these braces while for the severe curvature surgery is advised.

However due to complexity and uncertainity of the modern treatment are opting for classical and traditional methods of treatment and moving towards other fields of science. One of these sciences are Ayurveda, that is our own Indian originated field of medicine where the diseases are treated from the root causing using herbs and natural modes of treatment. As per Ayurveda diseases are caused due to vitiation of one of the doshas in the body, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha. Herbs are selected specifically as per the dosha that is vitiated.

Treatment by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is the leading international company that deals with the treatment of the diseases with the help of various pure and safe herbal products manufactured in house. Various diseases that are termed to be untreatable or difficult to treat in modern medicine are treated here naturally with the help of natural methods of treatment.

Similarly for the Scheuermann’s disease Planet Ayurveda offers specific group of herbal medicines that are prepared from the herbs having potency to treat such ailments completely. Here the medicines are given to strengthen the bones and prevent any malformations of the bones leading to various ailments in growing children. Medicines here are prepared under the strict supervision of the MD Ayurveda doctors and as per the classical instructions given in literature.

1. Bone support capsules

These are the polyherbal capsules prepared from standardized extracts of various amazing herbs like Hadjod, Arjun, Suhanjana beej etc, that work collectively to treat the weakness of the bones, prevent malformations and treat any abnormal growth of the bones.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Yograj guggul

These are the classical combinations of the herbs mentioned in the texts of authentic Ayurvedic literature. Yograj guggul are the polyherbal tablets that are prepared using various potent herbs like Amla, Haritaki, Bahera, Guggul, Motha, Chitrak etc. These herbal tablets possess anti inflammatory, analgesic, bone strengthening, and relaxing properties. All these medicinal properties help in treating Scheuermann’s disease patients.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Boswellia curcumin

These polyherbal medicinal capsules are preapared from standardized extracts of the Sallaki and Curcumin (active compound present in turmeric). Boswellia curcumin capsules are an amazing pain reliever when comes a natural ones. Other than analgesic properties it also possess anti inflammatory, relaxant, immune modulating effects on the body.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water only

3. Ashwagandha capsules

These are the single herb potent capsules that are used to treat wide range of health ailments. Ashwagandha capsules are prepared from standardized extract of Ashwagandha. These herbal capsules provide strength to bones and increase their resistance power to any kind of harm. Also they help in preventing malformations of bones.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals only.

4. Moringa capsules

The other name of Moringa is drumsticks. Here the standardized extract of this single herb is used to preapared Moringa capsules. These herbal capsules possess medicinal properties like nutrient provider, anti inflammatory, anti cancer, anti diabetic, and antioxidant.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.


Cosmetic abnormality can lead to various behavioral disorders in young adults. So it is must that such diseases should be diagnosed at earliest and treated for the best outcomes. The herbal treatment for Scheuermann’s disease can be an easy way outcome for an easy, gentle and permanent treatment.

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Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert Ayurvedic Doctor based in Chandigarh, India, and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic, and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: www.planetayurveda.com