But a fracture isn't the only way to end up with a dowager's hump
Her rounded back, sometimes referred to as dowager's hump
, probably comes from multiple compression fractures in her vertebrae.
The usual way an individual discovers osteoporosis is when a bone fractures or spinal deformities occur because of collapsing vertebrae and kyphosis--an abnormal curvature of the spine more commonly and offensively referred to as humpback or dowager's hump
Consider the possibility of spinal deformities, such as a dowager's hump
, if the anterior and posterior sides of the spinal column differ in height by more than 1.
My mother was only 72 and then, just eight years ago, osteoporosis was seldom discussed, rarely diagnosed and usually attributed to old women with a so-called dowager's hump
The osteopath added: "In older women you see a condition called Dowager's Hump
- a fatty lump which makes your posture even more rounded.
Those who break their spine can often end up with a painful upper-back deformity called Dowager's Hump
Good posture can help you avoid dowager's hump