"Kyphosis, also called roundback, is a common condition of a curvature of the upper back. It can be either the result of degenerative diseases (such as arthritis), developmental problems (the most common example being Scheuermann's disease), osteoporosis with compression fractures of the vertebrae, and/or trauma."
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07/11/2011: Patrice from Modesto, Ca: "My mother has the start of a Dowager's Hump and is in a lot of pain! .. She took alot of high does of vitamins and ate out of a garden.. Followed Adel Davis for years! .. And had taken alot of calcium over the years! .. Which didn't seem to help! .. She wants to know why this has happened to her and I'd like to be able to help her regain some mobility and maybe stop more destruction of bones and ligiments! .. What can I do to help her!"Replies
07/11/2011: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Patrice, When your mother followed this regime did she also add the magnesium and get the sunshine suggested by Adele? Also eating out of your garden is great (and we should all do this if it is at all possible) but our soils can be very deficient in magnesium. Whilst this deficiency shows up in our long term plants you usually don't see it in our veg that only have to grow for a few weeks/months. So it is likely that she was taking to much calcium and not having enough magnesium and potassium. (along with other minerals) to balance it out. Look into magnesium, potassium, Vit D, silica (horsetail herb or bamboo are good forms of silica) and also alkalizing.
Also check EC's osteoporosis page as kyphosis in older adults is usually due to osteoporosis and compression fractures -the ginger looks interesting for the pain. http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/osteoporosis.html"