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Is there some sort of brace for hump in back from bad posture?

Is there some sort of brace for hump in back from bad posture?

You to find out what: Is the cause of that deformity, then may be the brace is what you need. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Abnormal Posture (Definition)

Bad posture is usually related to bad habits. Try using a lumbar support when sitting in a chair to help keep your shoulders back and neck neutral. Another option is a posture support to wear under your clothes. Try focusing on exercises that strengthen the core muscles and muscles in your back, especially the muscles ...Read more


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Are back braces effective for correcting bad posture?

Are back braces effective for correcting bad posture?

Not long term: There are a variety of braces that can be worn to "improve" posture problems; from fairly flexible to quite rigid. The problem is that they result in atrophy and stiffness which can ultimately worsen the problem. Strengthening of the core and postural exercises is much better. One should also get an exam and X-ray to make sure there is not an underlying spinal deformity. ...Read more

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Fatty/boney hump at center base of neck top of spine. Could it be from bad posture? No symptoms of cushings, never been on steroid meds.

Genetics, some just-: -have this normally. Not much 2 do. Dieting & exercise may help some but U can't target any special area & it will still B prominent. ...Read more

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On my 20s, i know that is gonna prevent the deformity if I use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?

On my 20s, i know that is gonna prevent the deformity if I use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?

Will likely not be: Helpful at all. You are done growing at age 20, so there is no reason to have a brace for this diagnosis. You have to see a physical therapist ; learn some very effective trunk stabilization programs, core strengthening programs, postural educations. The brace will not change your deformity, ; will only likely cause pressure points ; inconvenience. See a spine surgeon if you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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Does bad posture lead to a curved spine?

Does bad posture lead to a curved spine?

Not usually: Many peope with a curved spine are accussed of having bad posture. Perhaps this is the chicken and egg question. Anyone can benefit from exercise, proper breathing, and wearing the right shoes for the activities you choose. Ask the people who suggest you have bad posture "what's their successfull exercise routine" and consider joining up if it is right for you. ...Read more

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How to improve bad posture and alleviate back pain?

How to improve bad posture and alleviate back pain?

Usually not that....: Poor posture alters the load across the back in an abnormal way that usually will aggravate your symptoms .Occasionally, with certain diseases like ankylosing spondylitis or in severe osteoporosis, it can lead to permanent postural changes or deformities. Lifestyle changes like weight control, not smoking & regular exercise is important especially core exercises like yoga &/or pilates. ...Read more

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My back keeps cracking all of a sudden, sometimes every 20mins. I may have bad posture, have bad anxiety, stopped my daily gym training(3months ago),?

My back keeps cracking all of a sudden, sometimes every 20mins. I may have bad posture, have bad anxiety, stopped my daily gym training(3months ago),?

Because of that?: Is it painful? Or does it just crack? Every time I get out of bed....my whole body sounds like falling gravel from a wheelchair...but when that's done (about 3 seconds) I'm racing downstairs to the computer to answer these questions! I'm not sure you NEED to stop gym activities....stretching in fact, may be good for you. See your doc to make sure all's well..and then, back to the gym laddie! ...Read more

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What can I do correct bad posture and back pains?

What can I do correct bad posture and back pains?

Core: Core exercises like yoga and pilates and making sure that you have no hip flexion contractures. Cardiovascular exercise routines in addition to the above will help as can a routine stretching program. Spinehealth.Com and spineuniverse.Com are good resources. ...Read more

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How bad is bad posture and back problems?

How bad is bad posture and back problems?

Usually not that....: Poor posture alters the load across the back in an abnormal way that usually will aggravate your symptoms .Occasionally, with certain diseases like ankylosing spondylitis or in severe osteoporosis, it can lead to permanent postural changes or deformities. ...Read more

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Bad posture and curvature of the spine related?

Bad posture and curvature of the spine related?

Usually not: However there is thoracic kyphosis. And a young person this can be postural. Exercises may help. However a structural curve will not usually improve with adjustment of your posture. ...Read more

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Pain in the back & bad posture. Which caused which? Slumping relieves it/

Pain in the back & bad posture. Which caused which? Slumping relieves it/

Poor Posture: Usually it is poor posture which over time can lead to pain. Slumping may relieve the pain because it relaxes overstressed muscles that are working over-time to compensate for strained ligaments and spinal elements. See an osteopathic physician who works with the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if you have a bad posture? Will you have back problems later on?

I'm curious what could happen if you have a bad posture? Will you have back problems later on?

Increases stresses: across your back, and joints. And predisposes you to having future issues with your back, also makes it easier to hurt your back. Try your best to assume a good posture as you only will have one back for the rest of your life, so take care of it well. Do not smoke, maintain a good body weight. ...Read more

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Are there any work out machines that bad for your back? Also is bad posture a real problem for disc or degenerative and pain issues in women/ men?

Machines and posture: Hello. Your back diagnosis and location of pain will determine which gym machines you need to either temporarily or permanently avoid. Poor posture can contribute to spine pain as well as muscle contractures (bent forward too long, muscles will resist being in an upright or arched position (stretching back since they will have become accustomed to the bad flexed forward posture). ...Read more

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A localised achey feeling in upper right back near the spine. Worsen when pressed on it. Come and goes. Caused by bad posture? No curve spine though.

Varies: There are many potential causes of back pain and back pain is very common. Sometimes the course can be associated with a quick resolution in symptoms. If not, you may consider being seen where a detailed exam and appropriate studies can give a good idea about likely cause. ...Read more

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Starting 2 develope a hunch on the back of the neck/back area from bad posture. Is there anything i can do 2 correct it, its really bothering & hurts?

Starting 2 develope a hunch on the back of the neck/back area from bad posture. Is there anything i can do 2 correct it, its really bothering & hurts?

"Dowager's hump": Not a medical diagnosis, but the folk term for such a hunch, and yes, it is related to bad posture but also can be familial (does your mother/GM have one?), from an injury, or could also indicate early osteoporosis. Practice better posture, get a clavicle brace to keep those shoulders back or wear a well padded backpack to do the same. Rolled towel between shoulders to sit or sleep. Attent-HUT!! ...Read more

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Can bad posture contribute to severe back pain?

Can bad posture contribute to severe back pain?

Yes: It can contribute to it by adding further load across the affected region aggravating existing symptoms. Correct or balanced posture may help to reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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Noticed I stand and sit more to one side, suffering back, hip and side pain, could it be due to bad posture?

Yes: Yes this can be caused by bad posture but also mobility issues.....the book "supple leopard" is a great book on mobility. No worries ...Read more

Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more