Once You Have Osteoporosis, Will You Always Have a Dowager's Hump? One of the hallmarks of advanced osteoporosis is kyphosis — also known as curvature of the spine or the dowager’s hump seen in the upper back. This can make dressing difficult and can also affect balance and cause discomfort. Many people think that once you have the curvature, it’s there to stay. But is this true?

Studies have shown that doing certain types of exercises will reduce the curve associated with osteoporosis and help strengthen your back. You may also need hands-on manipulation of the area and, in some instances, a back brace or other interventions to help reduce the curve.