My spine has become noticeably sunken in from the shoulder blades to the lower part of my back. Is this normal? I am 49 and 141 pounds.
No. I don't have a chronic cough or asthma. I do have some pain on the left side about half way down. I do not have a sitting job. I baby sit my 2 grandchildren ages 19 months and 5. I do carry the 19 month old quite a bit.
By looking at details it looks that you may be suffering from the kyphosis of thoracic spine. Looking at your age & symptoms you have described I feel that it may be the early feature of developing osteoporosis.You should do following to have relief in this -1.Start doing weight bearing exercises like brisk walking.2.Take the supplements of calcium (in the form of pills (1000mg /day or with natural products like milk,cheese,dairy products,etc.)3.Have a sufficient exposure to sun light. The morning light which does help in synthesis of vitamin D will be better.4.Start doing some back strengthening exercises which may be learned by an expert physiotherapist.5.Get the BMD test done. This test detect the early osteoporosis.Hope this will help you.