A 68-year-old female asked:
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will slouching effect my breathing and make my chest hurt?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: it may DECREASE your LUNG VOLUME by RESTRICTING your breathing! Your chest may hurt due to pressure on the NERVES in your upper (thoracic) spine! Hope this information results in your seeking some Physical therapy to correct the slouching! Dr Z
Answered on Apr 30, 2016
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