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What is straight back syndrome and how to make the pain better?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: May not cause pain

Straight back syndrome is loss of the normal concavity of the thoracolumbar spine with a narrowed anteroposterior chest dimension, this can compress the heart giving the appearance of a widened heart (pancaked heart).
You can have an ejection murmur. The pain may be unrelated to the straight back.

In brief: May not cause pain

Straight back syndrome is loss of the normal concavity of the thoracolumbar spine with a narrowed anteroposterior chest dimension, this can compress the heart giving the appearance of a widened heart (pancaked heart).
You can have an ejection murmur. The pain may be unrelated to the straight back.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: flat back syn.

Did you mean flat back syndrome?

In brief: flat back syn.

Did you mean flat back syndrome?
Dr. Mark Weston
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