A 24-year-old female asked:
doc said i have small curve in spine near neck he said the pain is normal in the back and shortness of breath only told me take nsaid if needed s ok??
1 doctor answer
Dr. Edward Hellman answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: A scoliosis curvature in the upper thoracic area can sometimes be associated with an increased risk of neck pain, and if it is mid, then taking an NSAID can be a good place to start. Shortness of breath is not commonly associated with that and so it may need to be further evaluated. Finally, NSAIDs can make some conditions associated with sob worse (such as asthma), so watch out for that as wel.
Answered on Jun 24, 2015
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