Osteoporosis – Dowager’s Hump and Yoga

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For anyone diagnosed with osteoporosis, there are two main concerns—increased risk of hip fractures and vertebral fractures.

Vertebral compression fractures caused by the thin bone mass of osteoporosis have long been taught to cause hyperkyphosis, or the dowager’s hump that inflict many elderly.

The seriously forward slumping posture of hyperkyphosis can undermine your well-being and even result in health issues and increased risk of fractures as you get older. It may even put people at higher risk for dying earlier than their peers.

The hunched back of hyperkyphosis was long believed to be caused by osteoporotic compression fractures of the spine. But here is news: Recent research shows that indeed, that’s not always the case. Read More……