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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
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
I believe I have postural kyphosis. I can correct my posture on my own and have no pain. What can I do to change my bad posture habit? Thanks
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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