Causes Of Respiratory Disorders In Patients With Scoliosis And Kyphosis

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Why in patients with scoliosis and kyphosis can cause problems in the respiratory system

1 Answer:

Hi Endah,


Thank you for the question.

Disorders of the curvature of the spine are of many types, for example scoliosis (where the spine curves sideways abnormally resembles the letter S or C) and kifosis (where the spine curves backward abnormally until the patient appears to bend). Both of these conditions, if only mild degrees of curvature, may not cause clinical symptoms that interfere. Conversely, if the degree of curvature is severe enough, then a variety of complaints can arise, including recurring back pain, fatigue, tingling or weakness of motion equipment, breathing disorders, asymmetrical posture, walking disorders, and so on.


Respiratory disorders in patients with scoliosis and kyposis are often in the form of tightness whose intensity can be mild to severe. This tightness occurs due to mechanical effects of lung pressure by other surrounding organs affected by the abnormal curvature of the spine. Not only the lungs, gastric pressure due to surrounding organs can also aggravate this shortness of breath.


If this spinal curvature disorder causes shortness, often conservative management, such as administering drugs, physiotherapy, and so on, is no longer able to handle complaints significantly. Most likely, the doctor will also encourage patients to undergo surgery to correct this disorder of the spinal curvature, so that patients have a better quality of life. However, it needs to be understood, that corrective surgery for spinal curvature disorders is not without risk. Therefore, it is better to consult directly with your doctor or orthopedic surgeon in this regard.


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