An older adult patient has come to the clinic for a regular check-up. The nurses initial inspection reveals an increased thoracic curvature of the patients spine. The nurse should document the presence of which of the following?
Answer Explanation: Kyphosis is the increase in thoracic curvature of the spine. Scoliosis is a deviation in the lateral curvature of the spine. Epiphyses are the ends of the long bones. Lordosis is the exaggerated curvature of the lumbar spine.