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Widow’s hump: causes and ways to get rid of withers

The problem of fat deposition in the neck is still faced by a number of women after 45 years. Excess weight, poor posture, lack of sports in life during the menopause is to blame. How to get rid of an ugly lump that is fraught with health problems?
What does it have to do with widows?
Already in ancient times, such a hump began to be noticed in women over forty years of age. It is now officially considered young people under the age of 44, and before after forty, many were already widows.And now in the course of the opinion: the widow’s hump is formed in single women who have no one to “break” fat deposits.

The inhabitants are sure that such a withers is a kind of salt Deposit. But doctors refute the stereotype: not salt, but adipose tissue in the area of the seventh cervical vertebra (which is easy to touch). X-ray images show that there are no changes in the spine in the widow’s hump: but there is a pronounced thickening of subcutaneous fat in the area of the transition of the cervical spine to the thoracic one. Normally, this should not be the case.

Who is at risk?
Much more often, it is women who face the widow’s mound. This is because in men and women, the typical fat deposition occurs in different zones: genoid (in women) and Android type. After menopause, the level of estrogen and progesterone decreases significantly. As a rule, “zhirovik” appears in ladies during menopause, when there is a hormonal restructuring of the body. And then the fat is deposited not only on the thighs and buttocks, but also in the collar zone.
The problem of the humpback is not only aesthetic. After all, the fat collar prevents proper blood supply to the brain. Often, women with this problem have high blood pressure. And Yes, it is wrong to say that the withers are only characteristic of women during menopause and overweight. This problem (less often, but still) is also faced by young women, even teenage girls. The reason for this may be injuries or all the same growth of adipose tissue.

How to get rid of withers?
The most popular methods are considered:

course of massage;
diet;
physiotherapy: ultrasound therapy, pulse currents, shock wave therapy.
If we talk about the latter, they will need at least 10-15 – in combination with therapeutic exercises and dietary restrictions. And Yes, some believe that liposuction will help. Many doctors agree: no, the effect will be temporary, because the fat will grow again. Only a set of measures.

Dmitry Makovicky
osteopractic specialist
“Now they have come up with a lot of ways to get rid of this hump – they even use a laser. But in my experience, I will say: you need a course of massages. Do not be lazy to look for a good masseur who will break this mound with his hands. Not immediately – it will take several months. Plus, I always recommend losing weight: you do not need to starve, it is enough to stop eating after 19: 00, give up flour. You need to lose weight, because the hump is the deposition of fat.”
Help yourself
You can try doing massage at home, asking someone close to you to help you. What is correct? The woman sits on a chair with her back to the masseur, her head on her hands. You can lean on the pillow – it will be more convenient. You will need a warming ointment, such as “Kapsikan” (be sure to read the instructions and the list of contraindications!) Movements should be warming up, rubbing: in the direction from top to bottom, from the neck to the shoulders. After the massage, do not forget to wash the ointment off your hands well.

How to avoid a hump?
The problem is almost always easier to prevent than to solve. Moreover, nothing complicated will be needed. You just need to:

watch your posture;
to control weight;
buy an orthopedic pillow;
do gymnastics with an emphasis on the pleat belt and collar area.

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