dowager's hump

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abnormal spinal curvature that results when osteoporosis causes the spine to collapse

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Vertebral (spine) fractures can cause extreme pain, long or short term disability, dowager's hump, and significant loss in quality of life.
had told them that broken bones could be a sign of osteoporosis, the women were not as well informed about other possible consequences, including loss of height, dowager's hump, and disability or immobility.
While the majority of women surveyed reported that their OB/GYNs have told them that broken bones could be a consequence of osteoporosis, other potential consequences were not as well known, including loss of height, dowager's hump and disability or immobility.
Christine says her mother had a dowager's hump, a symptom of osteoporosis, and she wonders now whether she also had coeliac disease.
They do say that it could be hereditary - my mother died 31 years ago and she had suffered from osteoarthritis but she had a classic dowager's hump.