But a fracture isn't the only way to end up with a dowager's hump
. This condition can be the result of bad posture over a long period of time.
* 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 1.5 mm.
The thinning leads to weakness which can cause loss of height, deformity (stooping known as the dowager's hump
), pain and fracture.
Sally said Charlie's breasts will sag as "gravity takes over".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
Take Premarin, the leading estrogen replacement drug prescribed to about eight million women to prevent the "hot flashes" of menopause or the "dowager's hump
" of osteoporosis in old age.
It can also result in a decrease in height because of the compression of the vertebrae in the spine, and causes the stooped posture known as a "dowager's hump
." It's a major cause of disability among older women.
Such deformities as "dowager's hump
" may then occur, in which spinal vertebrae collapse.
These vertebral fractures cause loss of height and a humped back, or a "dowager's hump
" is a term commonly used to describe an abnormal outward curvature of the spine in the upper back (hyperkyphosis).
" is a colloquial term commonly used to describe an abnormal outward curvature of the spine in the upper back (hyperkyphosis) that affects anywhere from 20 to 40 percent of women and men over age 55.
Good posture can help you avoid dowager's hump