Humped back

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hi everyone, I've just been told by my dear granddaughter that I'm getting a humped back. I know this is one of the side affects from steroids and the one I didn't want, I've had the weight gain, moon face and osteoperosis and now this. Anyone got any thoughts please. I'm feeling very low at the moment. X

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    I believe that this is due to osteoperosis, although it may have other causes,

    Have you lost any height?

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      Hi Robert , I haven't been measured but I do think I'm shorter than I was. I  Was just 5ft tall anyway but feel shorter now. I was diagnosed with osteoperosis in 2008, I do suffer from small fractures and I've had some collapsed vertebrae last year, but having a humped back is hard to accept is ther anything I can do to stop it getting worse? Thankyou for any advice you can give me anyone x warm regards to you all xx
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    Hello Julia, I'm afraid I don't know the answer to that, but if you have collapsed vertibrae this probably accounts for it.  I'm surprised that they are not monitoring your height more actively.

    Good Luck and keep us posted.


    Robert ~

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    Hello Julia, 

    I am not sure if this can help, but I feel the need to pass it on, since it could help, but in the long run, possibly as a prevention. 

    My husband was in rehab, and the nurse kept informing him to always hold his head and shoulders back, and no leaning forward. If we lean forward, looking down, and do not have good shoulders and head posture daily, then the muscles in the back of the neck going down the spine will lengthen, and over time, the muscles can set in permanently. But, you could possibly reverse it by pulling back the shoulders and head. 

    So, is best to try each day to have good shoulder and head posture. It will be difficult at first, because you are trying to pull back the already established lengthened muscles. But, as time goes on, the muscles will shorten, and it become easier, and then you will probably have good posture without physically realizing it. 

    I hope this helped! 

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