Cervical Kyphosis refers to an exaggerated curve in the neck. It can be present in children and adults. Cervical kyphosis usually occurs from a congenital condition or from trauma or aging — affecting both children and adults. Unfortunately, the symptoms range from mild pain to debilitating systemic deformity and pain. The symptoms of cervical kyphosis can range from a simple nuisance to a severe deformity, which can lead to paralysis if untreated. Symptoms can include mechanical neck pain if the kyphosis is due to degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Finding the cause of your neck problem begins with a complete history and physical examination. After the history and physical exam, your doctor will have a good idea of the cause of your pain.