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Is it difficult to breathe with the scoliosis back brace

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Schrader
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Normally: You should be able to breathe normally. When you first get your brace, it may feel tight and cause you to take frequent, short breaths. Most orthoti... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: The brace should be fitted for you and should not restrict your breathing. If it is, you may be making the straps too tight or your orthotist may hav... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
No: Bracing is only used when a scoliosis patient is not full grown. Once you are mature the scoliosis curve will stay the same but it can slowly progress... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: If you are really 35 years old, wearing a brace would have no effect. Braces are normally used for adolescents and children with progressive curves i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Scoliosis : Scoliosis can be treated with a brace. Scoliosis 60 degrees: more likely surgery will be the next thing to consider.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Scoliosis : Not likely to be indicated. Enroll in pilates course. Focus on keeping a bmi around 25 or lower.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Braces: Bracing indicated for curves over 25 degrees and under 45 degrees in children that are still growing
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: You may want to discuss this with your doctor. In most cases, the brace is known as a 23 hour brace meaning you wear it all times except for showerin... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 28 years experience
Mild : Mild scoliosis is usually just monitored by the doctor. Back brace is not always needed. Some people have benefit from yoga. I would discuss this w... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: You may want to discuss this with your doctor. In most cases, the brace is known as a 23 hour brace meaning you wear it all times except for showerin... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: I encourage my patients to stay active, despite having to wear a brace for scoliosis. I allow them to come out of their brace for participation in sp... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on details: The pediatric orthopedic spine doctors usually consider a brace if the angle has reached 20-25 degrees and the teen still has significant years of gro... Read More

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