Those who suffer from it often feel embarrassed by it and the way it affects their posture and general appearance. But Buffalo Hump can be a lot more serious than just a cosmetic nuisance. In many cases, it is a sign that can indicate hormonal imbalance.
Is buffalo hump bone or fat?
A hump behind your shoulders, sometimes called a buffalo hump or a dorsocervical fat pad, is a buildup of fat behind and slightly below your neck. It is one sign of lipodystrophy, which is the medical term for a problem with how your body makes, uses, and stores fat.
What causes buffalo hump on back of neck?
A dorsocervical fat pad is also known as a buffalo hump. A buildup of fat between the shoulder blades causes a hump in the back of the neck to form. Medications that people take to treat HIV and Cushings syndrome can cause a buildup of fat behind the shoulders.
Can buffalo hump be caused by weight gain?
Buffalo hump may also be caused by obesity and may worsen because of underlying osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones thin and become weaker.
How I got rid of my buffalo hump?
A physical therapist can help you work with your body, advising some specific neck hump exercises and massages to correct your posture and reduce that buffalo hump. The activities advised may be anything from daily targeted exercises to a heavy-duty course of massage, designed to put you back together again.