The Use Of Brace That Makes Shortness Of Breath?
my friend has moderate scoliosis. he is still 15 years old, he often complains that when he uses a brace he feels a bit of shortness of breath, whereas from other sources that I read that the correct use of a brace is “not feeling tight and makes the user comfortable.” and he also just used brace 2 days ago. is it still able to straighten out my friend’s bones at the age of 15 which incidentally is still in growth.
Hello Richie, Thank you for the question.
Scoliosis is a disorder of spinal growth so as to form certain curves in the form of C or S. Scoliosis can cause a number of symptoms depending on the severity of the arch, ie the body looks leaning to one side, one shoulder looks taller, one shoulder blade looks more prominent, one waist that looks higher, to respiratory disorders in more severe conditions.
Management of scoliosis depends on age, severity and condition of the spinal arch. In mild scolisosis, usually no further treatment is needed because the spine can still return to normal when the child's age increases. In more severe conditions, sufferers will be encouraged to use a brace / brace throughout the day which can be stopped when the height gain stops. The use of this brace can not restore the position of the spine to be straight but can prevent the condition from getting worse. If your friend experiences shortness of breath, it is possible that the size of this brace is not right for your friend. It is recommended that you recommend that your friend consult with a specialist who is handling it so that repeated measurements can be made to get the right size brace for your friend. The doctor will also re-examine your friend to make sure there are no other causes of the complaint.
Hopefully this information is useful.