Dowager’s Hump is an outward curvature of the thoracic vertebrae of the upper back. It appears as a rounded hunch that many people refer to as a hunchback. In addition to the bump on the base of the neck, It has a forward head posture where your head is jutting forward.
What is a dowager's Hump a symptom of?
Crooked back: Osteoporosis can lead to kyphotic misalignment. Primarily post-menopausal and older women may be affected by a rounded back caused by osteoporosis. An abnormal and significantly crooked thoracic spine (hyperkyphosis) is for that reason referred to as a “dowager’s hump” or “widow’s hump.”
What causes dowagers hump?
Bad posture is the leading cause of Dowager’s Hump, but it’s certainly not the only cause. Other possible causes include osteoporosis, a congenital problem, or Scheuermann’s kyphosis. No matter the specific underlying cause, It happens due to the weakening of muscles around your thoracic spine.
Can you get rid of a dowager's Hump?
It won’t go away overnight. It can take a long time to correct itself — months even. And, if you wait too long, it’s almost impossible to make it disappear completely. If you think you might have a dowager’s Hump, talk to your doctor about your therapy and treatment options.