Good posture is an often overlooked but important aspect of daily life.Poor posturecan lead to health problems including back pain, neck pain, headaches, and body fatigue. Alignment issues can also cause our internal organs to function less efficiently—slowing digestion and other vital processes. While everyone should strive forgood posture, the best posture correctors can assist you in learning to engage the correct muscles.
"Good posture is important in the same way good construction for a house is important," saysChristina Markar, DC, a chiropractor with Redefine Healthcare in New Jersey. "If you build a house on an uneven foundation, the house eventually falters, calling for lots of repairs and money. Likewise, poor posture affects your body unevenly and negatively, so you end up damaging one side more, potentially causing pain and bigger issues down the road."
Most posture correctors work by gently pulling your shoulders back and aligning your spine into the proper position. This helps train your muscles tomaintain good postureeven when not wearing the device. Many posture correctors also have adjustable straps that allow you to customize the level of support you need. We tested 22 posture correctors inThe Verywell Testing Labto evaluate their effectiveness, comfort, adjustability, and overall value.
Here are the best posture correctors—according to our test.
Trains muscles to improve posture
Triple strap support
May fit short on those with long torsos
Straps are too short for some
In our test, the Hempvana Arrow Posture Corrector ranked best overall after impressing our tester with its superior comfort and adjustability. Made with hemp fiber, it feels lightweight and flexible. The straps are wide and comfortable without digging into your skin. Our tester appreciated how easy the corrector was to put on and take off. "I was able to do it in a fraction of time versus other trainers, which you have to adjust like a bra," our tester noted. After slipping the corrector over your shoulders and fastening it around your waist, the Hempvana Arrow Posture Corrector gently pulls your shoulders back into proper placement.
Overall, our tester was extremely pleased with the Hempvana Arrow Posture Corrector and felt highly supported throughout the day. The corrector comes in two sizes: small/medium and large/x-large. Our tester also appreciated how easily a person who with struggles with mobility could use this corrector. "I highly recommend this for people who might be older or have mobility issues, because it’s easy to put it on," she said.
Price at time of publication: $36
Material:Hemp fiber |Weight:9.91 ounces |Adjustable:Yes |Size Range:S-XL
Best with Reminders
Upright GO 2 Smart Posture Corrector
Built-in movement sensors(Video) Physical Therapist Reviews 4 Posture Correction Braces
Smartphone app to track progress
Gently vibrates to provide posture feedback
Vibration feedback may feel startling to some
Have to continue purchasing adhesives for device
The Upright Go 2 Smart Posture Trainer is an intelligent posture corrector that helps you improve your spinal alignment and reduce back pain over time. Using built-in movement sensors, the device tracks your posture throughout the day and syncs with the accompanying smartphone app to provide feedback and progress reports. When set to training mode, the Upright Go 2 gently vibrates when you slouch, prompting you to sit or stand up straight. As you continue to use it, the device still monitors your posture throughout the day—without vibration reminders.
While the device is pricier, our tester found it to be an effective prompt to sit or stand up straight. "I was often surprised that I had slumped down, and it was a good reminder to sit back up," our tester said. The Upright Go 2 is also small and discreet, with two available wear options: a necklace or a small adhesive tracker that attaches to the back of your neck. It's also splashproof and has a 36-hour battery life, according to the manufacturer.
Price at time of publication: $80
Material:Plastic |Weight:0.39 ounces |Adjustable:No |Size Range:One size fits most
Berlin & Daughter Posture Corrector
Six available sizes
Can be worn under clothing
May stretch over time
The Berlin and Daughter Posture Corrector provides flexible support throughout the day, whether you’re sitting at your office desk or stretching during a workout. The device uses lightweight, breathable materials that won't irritate your skin, and it's also discreet enough to wear underneath clothing. Our tester found the Berlin and Daughter Posture Corrector to be "supportive without being so tight you can't move or breathe."
The Berlin and Daughter Posture Corrector is available in six sizes, from extra small to double extra large. While the device isn’t adjustable, it stretches to provide a comfortable, customized fit. The straps have additional padding to support the shoulder area and prevent discomfort. To wear, simply insert your arms into the corrector as if putting a backpack on. Then, pull on the shoulder bottom back straps around the front of your waist to secure. The corrector will gently pull your shoulders back to straighten your spine and reduce back pain and tension.
Price at time of publication: $30
Material:Polyester |Weight:3.2 ounces |Adjustable:No |Size Range:XS-2XL
Best for Sitting
FlexGuard Support Back Brace Posture Corrector
Retrains spinal muscles
Padded, adjustable straps
Built-in lumbar pad for lower back support
Buckles on the back may be irritating
May not be a great fit on long or short torsos
Back pain and poor posture often go hand-in-hand. The FlexGuard Posture Corrector helps improve your posture all day long, reducing pain and body fatigue. The corrector is semi-adjustable using pulleys so you can loosen or tighten the corrector for different activities throughout the day. Our tester loved how adjustable the corrector was and how she could easily move around during use.
While the FlexGuard Posture Corrector is comfortable enough to wear all day, it's particularly effective for sitting. The device features a lumbar support pad that provides extra lower back support—perfect for long days at the office or sitting in a car. To use, slide your arms through the device and pull the straps over your shoulders. Secure the waistband using the velcro fasteners. The device is available in four sizes, from XS to XL.
Price at time of publication: $32
Material:Neoprene and padding |Weight:3.2 ounces |Adjustable:Yes |Size Range:XS-XL
Developed by spine doctors
Adjustable strap system
Includes handbook with tips and exercises
Doesn’t provide lumbar support
Difficult to put on for the first time
Featuring wide, supportive straps and a comfortable, adjustable design, the Dr. Arthritis Posture Corrector was developed by spine doctors to alleviateback painand improve posture. Its non-slip, durable design is ideal to use when you’re standing or moving and can be worn all day long for posture support. Our tester noted how easy the Dr. Arthritis Posture Corrector was to put on, once you’re used to it, and how comfortable it felt. The fabric is soft yet supportive, and the device doesn't rub or chafe against the skin.
The Dr. Arthritis Posture Corrector is available in three sizes, from small to large. There are also two color options: black and pink. The corrector uses an adjustable strap system for a premium, tailored fit around your shoulders and upper back. Through regular use, the brace may help relieve discomfort and pain associated withscoliosis, spondylolisthesis, and other spinal conditions that affect posture.
Price at time of publication: $15
Material:Neoprene and nylon |Weight:5.29 ounces |Adjustable:Yes |Size Range:S-L
Best for Hunched Shoulders
Gaiam Restore Neoprene Posture Corrector
Straightens the back and shoulders
Can be worn under clothing
Padded straps reduce friction on the skin
Only comes in one size
Difficult to put on for the first time
The Gaiam Neoprene Posture Corrector is designed to help straighten your shoulders and align your spine, making it extra-useful for those withhunched shoulders. The neoprene material is lightweight and breathable, so it is comfortable to wear all day long. The device is also adjustable using velcro straps and can be worn under or over your clothing.
During testing, our tester noted the device's ease of use and comfort. "The posture corrector is very easy to put on and adjust without assistance," she said. "Also, the fabric is very smooth and easily molds and adjusts to your body." The Gaiam Neoprene Posture Corrector is available in one color and size, which fits most adults. The device slips on like a backpack and tightens to your preferred fit using the velcro straps. By wearing the posture corrector for a short time each day, you can help train your muscles and improve your posture over time.
Price at time of publication: $20
Material:Neoprene |Weight:6.7 ounces |Adjustable:Yes |Size Range:One size fits most
Best Full Coverage
Somaz Posture Corrector
Aligns upper, middle, and lower back
Provides form-fitting compression
Easily slips on like a backpack
Heavier than other options
May be too long on short torsos
The Somaz Posture Corrector offers full coverage for the entire back and shoulders, making it ideal for those seeking comprehensive posture support. The breathable, neoprene material allows airflow during use, which helps prevent skin irritation. Our tester found the Somaz Posture Corrector's additional waist and back support helped her maintain proper alignment. "The waistband made it feel more like a full body activity as opposed to just the shoulders and chest," she noted.
The device features adjustable buckles. However, you have to remove the corrector before adjusting the fit—which may be a downside during the early days of use. It comes in seven sizes to ensure a tailored fit and can accommodate waist sizes from 17 to 50 inches and belt lengths from 27 to 44 inches. If you're looking for full coverage posture support, the Somaz Posture Corrector is worth considering.
Price at time of publication: $14
Material:Neoprene |Weight:8.78 ounces |Adjustable:Yes |Size Range:2XS-2XL
How We Rated the Posture Correctors
4.8 to 5 stars:These are the best posture correctors we tested. We recommend them without reservation.
4.5 to 4.7 stars:These posture correctors are excellent—they might have minor flaws, but we still recommend them.
4.0 to 4.5 stars:We think these are great posture correctors, but others are better.
3.5 to 3.9 stars:These posture correctors are just average.
3.4 and below:We don't recommend posture correctors with this rating; you won't find any on our list.
How We Tested the Posture Correctors
TheVerywell Healthteam bought and tested 22 posture correctors based on four critical factors: effectiveness, comfort, adjustability, and overall value. To assess the effectiveness of each posture corrector, our team wore the devices while doing their regular daily work. This included sitting at a desk, standing, and moving around. After using each posture corrector, our team provided feedback on how the device affected their posture and alignment during wear.
We also assessed the comfort of each posture corrector by wearing them for extended periods, which allowed us to evaluate how the device felt during use and whether it caused any skin irritation. We also noted the adjustability of each posture corrector, focusing on how easy it was to put on and adjust the fit. Finally, we considered the overall value of each posture corrector by considering the price, features, and durability.
Posture Correctors We Also Tested
- Upright Go S Smart Posture Corrector: While effective during testing, the vibration feedback of the Upright Go S isn't a good fit for those with sensory issues.
- ComfyBrace Posture Corrector-Back Brace: The soft, breathable fabric makes this corrector extremely comfortable, but it lacks the same posture support as other devices.
- Copper Compression Posture Corrector: Another comfortable option, the Copper Compression Posture Corrector isn't ideal for those with narrow shoulders.
What to Look for in a Posture Corrector
A posture corrector should fit snugly without rubbing or irritating the skin to work effectively. "Nothing should restrict motion, but rather support your posture when you are relaxed," says chiropractorKevin Lees, DC, manager of auditing and quality at The Joint Chiropractic. It should also be comfortable to wear for extended periods.
When shopping for a posture corrector, pay attention to the size range to ensure you choose a device that will fit your body. Some posture correctors are available in sizes 2XS to 2XL, while others are one-size-fits-all. It’s essential to read each product's chest circumference and waist measurements carefully before choosing a size.
You can measure your chest circumference by wrapping a soft measuring tape around your back and chest, just under your armpits. To measure your waist circumference, wrap a measuring tape around your natural waistline—the narrowest point of your torso.
Some correctors have a belt-like adjustable strap. In this case, measuring your belt length may help improve the overall fit to ensure your corrector is comfortable. To find belt length, wrap the measuring tape around your waist in the same position you’d normally wear a belt with pants.
Support and Comfort
Your posture corrector should have straps that disperse the weight across your back and shoulders. It should also be made from breathable material to prevent skin irritation. If you plan on wearing the posture corrector for extended periods, choose a device with padded straps for added comfort.
It's crucial to find a posture corrector that provides the right amount of support for your body type. If you have rounded shoulders, look for a device with straps that pull your shoulders back and down. If you have akyphotic curvein your upper back, look for a device that supports your mid-back. And if you have a lordotic curve in your lower back, look for a device that supports your lumbar spine.
"Make sure it’s addressing the weaker areas of your postural muscles," Dr. Lees notes. "If you aren’t sure, ask your chiropractor to help assess your posture to recommend the best support."
Adjustability is crucial, as a posture corrector that's too loose will not provide enough support, and one that's too tight can be uncomfortable to wear. Posture correctors with adjustable straps usually have velcro closures that allow you to tighten or loosen the device as needed. Some also have loops that can be adjusted to change the length of the straps.
When adjusting the straps on your posture corrector, tighten them gradually. Start with the loosest setting and tighten the straps (or other mechanism) until you find a comfortable fit. It's vital to ensure the posture corrector isn’t too tight, as this can restrict your breathing and cause pain in your shoulders and back.
Choosing a posture corrector that is made with a suitable material promotes comfort throughout the day. According to Dr. Lees, "The material should be breathable and washable, and should not create any friction over the skin when moving.” Breathable materials won't irritate your skin or cause you to sweat as non-breathable materials can. And washable materials are important for maintaining hygiene, as you'll need to clean your posture corrector regularly.
The most common material used for posture correctors is neoprene, a synthetic rubber that's breathable and durable. Other posture correctors are made from cotton or polyester, which are also breathable but not as durable. Latex-free options are available for people with latex allergies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do posture correctors really work?
Posture correctors can help improve your posture by training your muscles and spine to align correctly. However, it's important to note that posture correctors are not a cure for poor posture. You'll need to wear the device as directed andperform regular exercisesto strengthen your back and core muscles to see the best results.
"A good posture corrector will help to train your muscles to sit up straight," saysRishabh Nanavati, a rheumatologist-orthopedist at ClinicSpots, a holistic healthcare company. "It will place the right amount of pressure to encourage your body to sit up straight. It’s important to wear it for the right amount of time, though, as too much pressure can cause more harm than good."
Can you correct years of bad posture?
It's possible to improve your posture, even if you've beenslouching for years. However, retraining your muscles and spine will take time and effort. Wearing a posture corrector can help speed up the process by providing support and reminding your body to align properly.
Do chiropractors recommend posture correctors?
“Posture correctors are often recommended for patients with mild cases of misalignment,” saysGobolan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, a board-certified spinal and orthopedic surgeon in New York and New Jersey. In other words, if you're having generalneck pain, back pain, headaches, or your posture is noticeably slouched, a posture corrector can help you retrain your muscles into a healthier alignment.
If you have more severe issues, though, or feel like you need an individualized assessment to figure out what kind of device you should use, it's better to see a doctor before buying a corrector on your own.
How long should you use a posture corrector?
It depends on your device, as well as your familiarity with the device itself.
"A general rule of thumb for these devices is to start with 15 to 20 minutes a day and add more time, up to 30 minutes to an hour a day, until your body gets accustomed to its proper positioning," explains Dr. Okubadejo.
How much do posture correctors cost?
Most posture correctors on our list cost between $10-30, including our best overall pick (theHempvana Arrow Posture Corrector), which was $20 when we published our list. The price will depend on the material and how intricate the support straps are. The most expensive posture correctors, like theUpright Go 2 Smart Posture Corrector, are Bluetooth connected and can cost upwards of $100.(Video) This ONE DEVICE Will Fix Your Posture FOREVER | Physical Therapist Demonstrates Upright Go
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"Posture correctors are very effective when used properly, but can become a detriment if done without proper posture corrective exercises," says Dr. Verma. "Just like any brace, they can weaken your body's muscles if they are overused without doing postural exercises."Is there a posture corrector that actually works? ›
"Posture correctors are very effective when used properly, but can become a detriment if done without proper posture corrective exercises," says Dr. Verma. "Just like any brace, they can weaken your body's muscles if they are overused without doing postural exercises."What is the best solution for slouching? ›
Sit up straight with your shoulders relaxed, but not hunched or rounded. Choose a chair height that allows you to keep your feet firmly planted on the floor. Avoid crossing your legs. Keep your knees level or slightly higher than your hips.Can you correct years of bad posture? ›
Thus, the short answer is yes, you can correct years of bad posture, but it takes time, effort, and the right approach. Here are some tips to help you improve your posture: Practice awareness: The first step to correcting bad posture is awareness. Start by paying attention to your posture throughout the day.How long does it take for a back posture corrector to work? ›
You'll appear taller and trimmer as long as you're wearing the device. But for those results to have a lasting effect, you'll need to keep training for at least 2 weeks. A back brace will also keep you upright while you're using it, however, it can take a few months to show any meaningful signs of improvement.How long does it take for posture correction to work? ›
Take breaks from computer and TV time, and exercise more. "In six to 12 weeks," says Doshi, "you'll see an improvement in your posture."How long does it take to stop slouching? ›
Changing your daily routine can help you feel better quickly. “But making a habit of good posture may take some time,” says Dr. Bang. As with any other exercise routine, it takes about four to six weeks to see real change.What is the quickest way to fix posture? ›
Try gently moving your head in small circles, or from front to back and side to side. Lie flat on the ground for two to three minutes once a day. Do this exercise without using any cushions or support, and relax. This will allow your body to readjust to its natural resting position, and help correct your posture.Can you fix a hump from slouching? ›
Dr. Price says depending on your age and the severity, you often can improve or reverse a dowager's hump. You can accomplish this by strengthening your upper back and neck muscles. Increasing muscle tone helps pull up your shoulders and head.Can a chiropractor help with slouching? ›
A chiropractor can help you correct poor posture such as forward head translation or slouching and realign your spine to assure that the body is functioning optimally.
A chiropractor will start by making adjustments to your shoulders, including slow joint movements to get you into the best position for good posture. These joint movements will help increase movement in the joint, reduce tension in the surrounding muscles, and will ease you into good posture with any pain.Does lying on the floor straighten your back? ›
It is possible that sleeping on the floor may improve posture. Indeed, the spine is more prone to curving on a soft surface, so sleeping on a firmer surface may help align and straighten the neck and spine.What happens if you wear a posture corrector all day? ›
Rodriguez suggests limiting use to only a few hours per day. If you keep it on too long, your body may begin to rely on the device so much that you revert back to that rounding. “You don't want to use it as a crutch and have it ultimately do more harm than good,” she adds.Is it okay to use posture corrector everyday? ›
Generally, experts suggest wearing posture correctors no longer than a few hours per day. This allows enough time to promote postural awareness without relying on the support too much. Remember that once you take off the posture corrector, the goal is for you to keep a healthy posture.Do Posture correctors fix neck hump? ›
If you have rounded shoulders, a hump at the nape of your neck, and a dramatic c-shaped spine, you may be a good candidate for this posture corrector. It can also help individuals with scoliosis and postural kyphosis. "Posture correctors do work," Karena Wu, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, told Health.Does sitting up straight strengthen your back? ›
By sitting and standing correctly, you'll strengthen your core, buttock muscles, and back extensions while relieving unnecessary tension.What problems can slouching cause? ›
The complications of poor posture include back pain, spinal dysfunction, joint degeneration, rounded shoulders and a potbelly. Suggestions to improve your posture include regular exercise and stretching, ergonomic furniture and paying attention to the way your body feels.What is the best position to sit in with lower back pain? ›
Sit with a back support (such as a rolled-up towel) at the curve of your back. Keep your hips and knees at a right angle. (Use a foot rest or stool if necessary.) Your legs should not be crossed and your feet should be flat on the floor.Why is it so hard to fix posture? ›
If your muscles are too tight, you'll find it near impossible to get your back and shoulders into proper alignment. Correct posture involves more muscle groups than just those found in your upper and lower back. Loosen up each day with some full-body stretches – because your downward dog needs walking too!Can an older person improve their posture? ›
Bonus Tips to Further Improve Your Posture
Exercise regularly to reduce stiffness and further strengthen your muscles. Work on improving your balance with yoga, pilates, or Tai Chi. Manage your weight to prevent back strain. Use an ergonomic chair.
Yes, a buffalo hump can go away in some circumstances. Despite regression of the buffalo hump, depending on the underlying cause, some individuals may be at increased risk of developing other disorders such as sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease, heart attack (myocardial infarction), stroke, and thromboembolism.How do you prevent hunchback in old age? ›
If you have age-related hyperkyphosis, the good news is that it may improve with treatments such as physical therapy, targeted exercises and postural awareness. If your spine is healthy, you can take steps now to protect your bones, maintain a flexible, upright posture and avoid having a hump in your back.What massage is best for slouching? ›
The most common types of massage used to improve posture include deep tissue massage, sports massage and Swedish massage. A deep tissue massage can be used to improve posture. A deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of connective tissues and muscle fibres.What does slouching do to your neck? ›
Poor posture adds muscle strain on the neck. It may results in the diagnoses of myofascial pain and/or muscle spasms. Myofascial pain is characterized by tender muscle knots called trigger points that cause both pain over the muscle and referred pain to adjacent areas such as headaches.Do chiropractors realign your back? ›
A chiropractic adjustment is a therapeutic treatment by a licensed chiropractor. Your chiropractor will use pressure to manipulate joints in your body to realign your spine and reduce pain and discomfort.Can a chiropractor fix a hunched back? ›
Once any discomfort and dysfunctions have been adjusted, the chiropractor will work with you in improving your posture and overall health through treatments, exercise and good nutrition. Chiropractors can help you with many different postural problems such as: Hunchback. Uneven hips or pelvis.Can chiropractor fix rounded back? ›
Instead of standing tall, people walk around with rounded shoulders and heads that are too far forward. This has led to a decline in health, and an increase in neck, shoulder, and back pain. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help fix bad posture, and help people experience the health benefits of having good posture.How can I straighten my back in bed? ›
Sleeping Posture with Mattresses and Pillows
If sleeping on the side, a relatively flat pillow placed between the legs will help keep the spine aligned and straight.
The extensor muscles are in the back. These muscles allow us to stand upright and lift objects. Working together these muscle groups act as guy wires to stabilize your spine.Does sitting up straight fix posture? ›
A person's sitting position can help maintain good posture and a healthy back and spine. Tips include using a suitable chair and keeping the back straight and feet flat on the floor. Sitting with a straight back and shoulders can help prevent common complaints, such as lower back pain and a stiff neck.
Sleeping on your back may be one of the best positions for improving your sleeping posture. It promotes better alignment and reduces the pressure on your arms and legs. People with neck or back pain, especially in the lower back, find it to be the most comfortable.Should your shoulders be on your pillow? ›
The pillow for your head should support your head, the natural curve of your neck, and your shoulders. Sleeping on your stomach can create stress on the back because the spine can be put out of position.What is the healthiest sleeping position? ›
Specifically, sleeping on the side or back is considered more beneficial than sleeping on the stomach. In either of these sleep positions, it's easier to keep your spine supported and balanced, which relieves pressure on the spinal tissues and enables your muscles to relax and recover.Is it better to sleep on the ground or on the bed? ›
It May Improve Your Posture
Sleeping on the floor can make it easier for you to keep your spine straight during sleep, since you don't have to worry about sinking too deeply into a mattress. However, you may need to use pillows to decrease pressure on your spine, such as placing a thin pillow beneath your lower back.
Keeping a mattress on the floor can result in unwanted moisture issues, which can lead to mold and mildew. To counter this, it's wise to periodically prop your mattress up against the wall to allow it to air out. Whenever you move your bed, be sure to check for signs of moisture, excessive dust, and bugs.How long does it take to straighten your back? ›
“Thirty days can make a real difference in improving posture, because research shows that it takes 3 to 8 weeks to establish a routine. This guide will help you establish a morning, night, and sitting routine that benefits your posture and body as a whole,” says Marina Mangano, founder of Chiro Yoga Flow.Can I straighten my back without surgery? ›
Through X-rays or objective measures, practitioners have to monitor the response of the spine to ensure the curvature is actively being reduced. While it could be possible to straighten a spine naturally without surgery, it would take an integrative approach designed and monitored by a specialist.What happened to posture now after Shark Tank? ›
PostureNow Shark Tank Update
Since they aired, they have sold more products than they did for their first three years in business. Mark Cuban invested in another Shark Tank Success! Over the years, the company had consistent sales. As of August, 2021, they are still in business with $6 million in annual revenue.
The biggest problem with long-term use of posture braces is that they cause atrophy of the lower trapezius, latissimus dorsi, and rhomboid muscles in your upper back. Just as exercise can cause an adaptive increase in muscle mass, lack of use can cause a loss of muscle mass.Is better back still in business? ›
As of January, 2023, the company is still in business with annual revenue of $5 million.
What Is the Most Successful Product on "Shark Tank"? With more than $225 million in lifetime sales, Bombas has generated the highest sales on "Shark Tank". The company, which sells comfort socks and T-shirts, donates one item per item sold to help the homeless.Have any products on Shark Tank been successful? ›
The numbers behind Shark Tank are genuinely staggering. With over $221 million pledged by the Sharks on screen, it's no surprise that so many entrepreneurs vie for the chance to appear on the show. Of the 1218 products pitched, 729 managed to secure a deal, with an impressive success rate of 59.85%.How I reversed my dowager's hump? ›
Spine-strengthening exercises and postural training, specifically extension and thoracic strengthening work with resistance, done regularly, can both stop the development of Dowager's Hump in its proverbial tracks, and even more encouraging, can reverse the severity of it in almost all cases.What causes a hump on your back? ›
What causes a buffalo hump? A buffalo hump is most commonly a result of Cushing syndrome, a disorder of excess cortisol, a naturally occurring hormone that is involved in a variety of bodily processes, such as metabolism. High levels of the hormone cortisol can lead to increased fat synthesis.