Do you have a buffalo hump?

buffalo humpThe past few months I have seen a number of patients who present with a “Buffalo Hump”.

Nearly all of these patients were complaining of neck and shoulder pain because the hump was affecting the way they could use there neck.

There are a number of causes for an apparent distortion at the base of your neck, but the one I am referring to is due to a condition called Cushings disease. In this case the lump is a large fatty deposit caused by an imbalance in your hormone levels.

Obviously I couldn’t treat the lump itself, so referred to their GP’s for blood tests to check their hormone levels.

I thought it would be useful to share this information with you, as all of them were aware of the lump, but just ignored it. There are a number of other symptoms that go hand in hand with this condition, so have a read and share amongst friends who may also have a lump like this.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cushings-syndrome/Pages/Symptoms.aspx

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