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Can excess curvature of the spine cause breathing difficulty?

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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

especially a kyphosis.
scoliosis can do it as well. The abnormal curvature causes a change in the lung mechanics making you short of breath.

In brief: Yes

especially a kyphosis.
scoliosis can do it as well. The abnormal curvature causes a change in the lung mechanics making you short of breath.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanders
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes,

as curvatures(kyphosis and/or scoliosis) become more severe, the resultant deformity to the thorax can result in functional and anatomic restriction of breathing.

In brief: Yes,

as curvatures(kyphosis and/or scoliosis) become more severe, the resultant deformity to the thorax can result in functional and anatomic restriction of breathing.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Kyphoscoliosis can cause what is called restive lung disease.
May have symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, recurrent infections, lack of oxygen.

In brief: Yes

Kyphoscoliosis can cause what is called restive lung disease.
May have symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, recurrent infections, lack of oxygen.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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