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Dr. Kennedy Cervical kyphosis may occur in women in the postmenopausal period of life. An outward curvature (kyphosis) of the cervical vertebrae (the bones of the neck), creates a hump at the back of the neck. This condition, once thought to be a characteristic deformity of older women, was called a dowager's hump. A dowager was a woman of high social rank whose husband was dead but who had a title and property because of her marriage to him. Postmenopausal cervical kyphosis is due to osteoporotic changes in the cervical spine. It may also affect. Like most osteoporotic changes, the condition is preventable.



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