Rounding Back and Mounting Problems
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Rounding Back and Mounting Problems

Aging causes many changes in body and mind. Hump pad is one of those changes that occurs in some aging people. In the modern lifestyle more and more people seem to develop a hump pad on their backs due to their changes in lifestyle, including diet. Rounding back or hump pad adds more troubles in walking and carrying the weight of the body. Adjustment of thoracic vertebrae through lifestyle changes and proper medication may find solutions to prevent further complications.

Aging causes many changes in body and mind. A child crawls; then tries to stand on its own legs; then walks step by step. Human walking is really an achievement of nature. It is a process of normal aging. Then walking becomes faster and changes into running.

Towards the end of human life, changes in the body make a person go back into a second childhood. Certain changes occur in the shape of the body due to the force of gravity. Hump pad is one of those changes that occurs in some aging people. In the modern lifestyle more and more people seem to develop a hump pad on their backs due to their changes in lifestyle, including diet. Rounding back or hump pad adds more troubles in walking and carrying the weight of the body.

What is hump pad?

Hump pad is a condition of the back that happens due to age and the force of gravity. It is worsened by the fat development in the body. The human body which undergoes many changes due to aging suffers the impact of gravity on the bodies. As a person grows, his/her body weight also undergoes changes. The force of gravity continues to exert itself on the body, causing certain changes in the shape of the body.

An important feature of those changes is that the head and neck tend to move forward in relation to the position of the shoulders. Bones of the shoulders hold the weight of the head while moving as well as not moving. This moving phenomenon that occurs in the body causes impact on the back bones. If the bones are weak and find it difficult to hold the weight, it results in rounding of the back. The rounded condition of the back is called a hump pad. Technically it is called hyperkyphosis. Some experts refer it as "upper thoracic hump".

Mounting problems of the rounding of back

Hump pad creates many problems in body and mind. It leads to pain in the back, shoulders, neck, arms and the whole upper body. Some people may find it difficult even to breathe. Experts have found that patients with hump pad have a higher rate of morbidity, especially increased chances of heart problems.

A few reasons for rounded back or hump pad

1) Weakening of the bones that hold the weight of our head is said to be the main factor that causes a hump pad.

2) Deposit of excess fat in the body is one of the main reasons for hump pad. Fat may be deposited on the upper back, between the shoulder blades and just below the base of the neck.

3) In addition to the physical conditions, certain drugs such as steroid medicines may also lead to developing of hump pad.

Hump pad is affecting more people in the modern style of sedentary life. Lack of exercise, improper bed rest and diet changes have caused many people have this problem. Adjustment of thoracic vertebrae through lifestyle changes and proper medication may find solutions to prevent further complications.

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