Breathing problems due to curvature of spine

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Hi I'm 52 yrs old and have a bad curvature of spine I led quiet normal life health wise until I was pregnant but then started with my breathing problems due to my rib cage constricting space near my lungs I breathe on oxygen but don't blow out carbon dioxide I have been using a nippy machine all this time since but in the last year my breathing got worse and have found out my oxygen levels drop low so now I'm on 24/7 oxygen is there anyone else who has same problems and since t

hey're on oxygen has their breathing got better cos to be honest mine isnt all the time and I thought I'd be able to be more active than I am with using oxygen I really hope someone is out there for me to talk to thanks

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    hey im 59 with scoliosis and my breatheing has just started to deteriorate

    have you been to a chiropractor?

    theyve helped me before with other problems so im about to try one again

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      i went to one today and hes gonna put me on meds

      they straighten your spine and relieve pressure on points that are vital to breathing etc...

      they will cure all kinds of problems if you find a good one

      most of the time they help you naturally without meds

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      Thanks for your reply I will look into seeing a chiropractor do you having any oxygen or nippy ventilator overnight ?
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    Hi Jackie,

     Have you seen a different doc who specializes in your condition? I can't imagine how difficult it must be for u to just do something we all take for granted, breathing. My son has just been diagnosed with Bronchiectasis he's on oxygen 24/24.  I am sorry to hear that you have breathing issues ! I hope u can get a better evaluation and find meds to better help give you a better quality of life. Therapy for breathing exercises has helped my son, just a thought. 

    This is a great site for information. Have you done a search at the top of the page under patients?

    Many heeling thots sent ur way.

    HOPE

     

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      Hi thanks for your reply I'm under a respiratory specialist but when I ask her if there's any excercises I could do to help me she says no but I'm a believer in helping yourself someone mentioned chiropractic but I'm not sure what this is does your son go to any classes ?
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      P's is therapy breathing classes through your GP and does your son manage ok on oxygen 24/7 cos I find everytime I go out I'm feeling breathless
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      It's a up and down as far as breathing on oxygen he can have good days and ba days.Without it he can't catch his breath. He has been helped using a steroid nebulizers . He does get better when he see a pulmoologist and work with his breathing exercises. 

      Hope you are better today.

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