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I have lordosis or kyphosis. S shaped spine & pigeon type chest. Is there a non-surgical way to straighten my spine and chest? How long is treatment?

I have lordosis or kyphosis. S shaped spine & pigeon type chest. Is there a non-surgical way to straighten my spine and chest? How long is treatment?

Scoliosis : No. Surgery is the only option to straighten the spine. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, pain management and bracing can reduce the pain associated with scoliosis. It is important to be followed by a surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced (more than 40 degrees then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read more

Barrel Shaped Chest (Definition)

Barrel-shaped chest is a symptom in which a person's chest is larger and rounded, as if holding in a big breath, and resembling the shape of a barrel. A barrel-shaped chest can be due to lung disease. However, in some people a barrel-shaped chest is normal for their body size/shape, or ...Read more


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Treatment of right upper side chest pain?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Chest pain after the treatment of lymphoma. Why now?

Chest pain after the treatment of lymphoma. Why now?

Chest pain: What treatment chemo or radiation? If it is radiation that you had for the chest you may have some scarring of lung may cause shortness of breath and chest pain. You may have to address this problem with your oncologist if related to therapy, if not you should see a cardiologist to rule out heart problems. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chest pain caused by anxiety?

What is the treatment for chest pain caused by anxiety?

Anxiety disorder: The treatment is that of the underlying anxiety disorder and a psychiatric professional should be consulted to help with this if a symptom like chest pain is being produced. ...Read more

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Inflamed ribs and bad chest pain. What would be the best treatment for this?

Inflamed ribs: We often treat rib inflammation with anti-inflammatory drugs and/or injection with local anesthetic agents. ...Read more

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After treatment of pneumonia will the chest xray improve?

After treatment of pneumonia will the chest xray improve?

If therapy correct: If treatment is appropriate for organism causing the pneumonia answer is yes. Usually patient improves by feeling better much sooner than radiography completely normalizes. Complete radiographic resolution can lag 6 -8 weeks behind clinical improvement. If no clinical improvement then patient usually reevaluated with imaging. The wrong or a resistant organism may be cause. ...Read more

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