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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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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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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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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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