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Doctor insights on: Dowager's Hump Exercises

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How to reduce the dowager hump?

Strength: Strengthening muscles can be helpful and postural supports. Unfortunately bone is stronger than muscle and this cannot be reversed but you can use your muscles to try to avoid. ...Read more

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What dowager was the hump on neck named after? Why?

What dowager was the hump on neck named after? Why?

Dowager's Hump: A dowager is a older woman who is dignified. Older women often had a kyphotic spinal hump, thus came the term dowager’s hump. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dowager hump?

What is the definition or description of: dowager hump?

See below: An abnormal outward curvature of the thoracic vertebrae of the upper back. Compression of the front portion of the involved vertebrae due to osteoporosis leads to forward bending of the spine (kyphosis) and creates a hump at the upper back. Like most osteoporotic changes, it is often preventable. ...Read more

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Is dowager's hump functional in preventing someone from falling back?

Is dowager's hump functional in preventing someone from falling back?

No: Dowager's hump causes the upper thoraic spine to develop a fat pad due to changes in posture. Falling is a neurologic problem. I don't think it is natures way of padding a fall. It would be difficult to fall on the upper back without injuring other areas. Interesting thought though...Perhaps you know more about this. ...Read more

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I'm turning 23years old& a week ago noticed a hump at top of spine cord. From google it seems to be a developing dowager's hump!!! Is it possible-help?

Posture: Is it a lump or a hump? If the latter correct your posture. Pelvis thrust forwards, spine straight, head forwards, shoulders straight down. ...Read more

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The physical therapist said that the dowager’s hump was almost like a spinal infusion. What did she mean?

The physical therapist said that the dowager’s hump was almost like a spinal infusion. What did she mean?

Vertebral fracture: Dowager humps is usually cused by a wedge fracture due to osteoporosis in older women producind the back hump known in medicine by the term kyphosis.It can involve one or several vertebraes. ...Read more

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I have bad posture. So I think its a spur or early dowager hump . What can I do to get rid of it?

I have bad posture. So I think its a spur or early dowager hump . What can I do to get rid of it?

See below: Work with a physical therapist or a yoga therapist. They can help you learn what good posture looks like and what exercises you need to do to attain a better posture.Once you get the "feel" of good posture, repeated attention to this will change your old patterns over time. ...Read more

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Was treated with botox in neck to help with dowager's hump, and muscle weekness. It has not helped but made it a lot worse. Anything i can do?

Was treated with botox in neck to help with dowager's hump, and muscle weekness. It has not helped but made it a lot worse. Anything i can do?

Exercise: Try to do isometric and other neck exercise. It is a good idea to see a physical therapist to learn how to do these exercises properly . All of botox's effects completely disappear after 3 months, but the weakness often gets better after a few weeks, especially with daily exercise. ...Read more

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How would I go about getting my dowenger hump on my neck removed safely?

How would I go about  getting  my dowenger hump on my neck removed  safely?

Neck: Lipo can be performed it is usually caused by steroid use, high chance of seroma as well as wound dehiscence i would recommend going to your internal physician to get checked out first. ...Read more

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I have a small upper thoracic hump, are there any exercises that will help reduce it before it gets any worse?

I have a small upper thoracic hump, are there any exercises that will help reduce it before it gets any worse?

It depends: If the hump is related to degenerative changes of the bones like what is seen some cases of kyphosis, this may be difficult to resolve. Also if this is related to a fat pad, again it may be difficult to resolve. Otherwise focus on exercises that improve your posture like yoga, upper/mid back and core exercises. If you'd like more specifics consider a formal consultation. ...Read more

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Well shoulder exercise eliminate buffalo hump?

Well shoulder exercise eliminate buffalo  hump?

Targeting not useful: You need to reduce your weight in general. Exercise targeted to reduce weight in a particular area is not generally successful. Depending your height and weight you need to reduce caloric intake and exercise. You should consult your doctor to exclude a hormone disorder such as adrenal disease. ...Read more

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Is there any exercises to get rid of hump on the back of my neck? I slouch Sometimes my hunch isn't big though

Is there any exercises to get rid of hump on the back of my neck? I slouch Sometimes my hunch isn't big though

Improve your posture: This is not worrisome is there are no associated symptoms such as pain or weakness. If the contour of your neck lessens with improved posture, it is important to maintain good posture as much as possible by keeping your head above your shoulders. Focusing on strengthening the muscles between your shoulder blades and abdominal muscles and limiting prolonged sitting will helps. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises I can do at home to remedy a dorsal hump that is still visible 3 weeks after septorhinoplasty? Can it still go away in a yr.

Are there any exercises I can do at home to remedy a dorsal hump that is still visible 3 weeks after septorhinoplasty? Can it still go away in a yr.

Patience and Time: If the Hump is related to a structural defect (cartilage/bone) then no exercises will remedy this problem. However, if related to post surgical swelling, then allowing yourself time to heal is the best option. It takes several months to a year for the final results of your septorhinoplasty to be fully appreciated. There are non surgical options such as silicone which can soften subtle deformities. ...Read more

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What are the exercise that should be done to get rid of hump on spondalitis neck.

What are the exercise that should be done to get rid of hump on spondalitis neck.

???: Spondylitis is a degenerative condition. You are only 25 years old so i question the diagnosis. Not sure what you mean by hump. ...Read more

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Cushings ? Gained over 30 lbs in last 6 months despite little change in eating or exercise. Hump on back, face swelling, wkns in legs , increased bp

Sounds like...: Those symptoms can definitely go with Cushing's, however there are other conditions that present similar symptoms. For a final diagnosis see your doctor in order to get exam and tests as needed. ...Read more