How To Deal With Protruding Left Ribs Due To Scoliosis?
Good evening, I’m Linda 20 years old. I am a scoliosis sufferer since grade 2 high school and I prefer traditional methods plus Pilates exercises to treat it and thank God the degree of my spine tilt is close to normal. However, my ribs are still asymmetrical where the left ribs are protruding forward and the effect makes it difficult for me to breathe, sometimes it also causes my head to feel dizzy. Is protruding ribs a different case from my scoliosis or is it still a continuation? what steps (other than surgery) should I do? please help and thank you
In patients with scoliosis it is necessary to know the degree of spinal tilt that occurs, so that the risk of possible complications can be identified.
If your scolisosis has been known since you were in high school, and conventional treatment and exercise can reduce the tilt angle of the spine or prevent it from increasing, then it is possible that your spinal tilt angle is still light or below the 20 degree standard of cobbs.
In this condition, treat scoliosis in a conventional way as you have been living, either with exercise, exercise, medical rehabilitation and perhaps by using a buffer material.
The presence of protruding rib complaints, possibly due to rib variations since childhood, or perhaps due to complications from scoliosis, however, needs to be evaluated directly by a orthopedist to find out the possibility, either by physical examination or by radiological examination.
Complaints of shortness of breath can be caused by several conditions, such as heart problems, respiratory infections, or stomach disorders. Even if this complaint of tightness is a complication of scoliosis, it is possible that the angle of your scoliosis is quite wide, but this needs to be confirmed by your doctor. So that to find out whether the angle of scoliosis is mild or moderate or severe, the results of radiological examinations can provide information and also the results of the evaluation from your doctor can also provide accurate information.
And if this tightness complaint is a complication of scoliosis, you can continue the exercises that you have been doing, in addition, limit your activity load that can trigger comorbid complaints, either tightness or pain in your spinal area. Do breathing exercises to train your lungs. Avoid sleeping late and identify anything that increases your tightness complaint.
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