Dowager’s Hump Doesn’t Have To Be Forever
Dowager’s hump is traditionally associated with older women. Named for an “an older woman of distinction”, this condition can be caused by osteoporosis. This degenerative disease, in turn, produces a pronounced deviation in the spinal column, or “kyphosis”, producing the effect of a stoop or hump.
Osteoporosis is the progressive loss of bone mass. Because so many women suffer from the undiagnosed loss of bone, dowager’s hump has come to be associated almost exclusively with this demographic. But the fact is, it can strike both men and women, at any age.
Kyphosis or dowager’s hump can cause fractures which instigate the collapse of the vertebrae. These fractures tend to be “silent” (painless) in early manifestations of dowager’s hump disorder. Any associated discomfort is generally written off by those with the condition as tension in the back, or simply a sign of aging.
As the condition worsens, the stoop or hump becomes increasingly pronounced, inhibiting mobility and gravely impacting the quality of life. If you suspect that you have dowager’s hump, it’s important that you receive an expert diagnosis, in order to curb the advance of the condition.
At Back and Body Medical, our award-winning treatment and therapy are complemented by advanced diagnostics to establish that you have dowager’s hump and to determine the stage it’s reached. Our team can then assemble a personalized program of evidence-based treatments to correct the problem.
We’re comprehensive and integrated.
Our professionals form an integrated and comprehensive answer to dowager’s hump. Employing a range of treatment models, our professionals work with you to systematically address the problem. Every patient is different. At Back and Body, we know that. That’s why we assemble the most effective individual treatment plans based on your needs. All the dowager’s hump treatment and therapy you need are right here under one roof, for your convenience.
Our physical therapists prefer a balanced, evidence-based outlook when it comes to treating dowager’s hump. At Back and Body Medical, we take a conservative approach that delivers outstanding outcomes for our patients. The doctors, therapists and chiropractic specialists here engage realistically, offering you diagnostic and therapeutic excellence developed over many years.
Our caring, diversified team.
The treatment you receive from our comprehensive team of specialists relies on Back and Body’s state of the art diagnostic processes. Great care is taken to examine the status of each patient and how the condition has affected them. Diagnostics allow our professional team to build a plan for your individual treatment which addresses dowager’s hump at whatever stage it’s at.
We will engage to help you correct your posture, prevent fracturing from occurring, or to prevent further fracturing in your vertebrae if it’s already occurred. Our team of medical specialists is here to re-build your spine’s health and integrity.
Convenient Midtown location.
Back and Body is located in the Midtown New York City, on 58th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington. Near the 59th-Lexington subway station, we’re conveniently sited to serve patients. Call us at 917-832-1802. Connect with our professional team to receive a timely diagnosis and a treatment plan designed for your specific needs.