I am 65 and have had scoliosis now for a little more than 10 years. I developed from having rods removed when screws came out and the spine is sliding off from the point where the rods end. I have lost 4 inches in height. During the day my spine slowly settles together losing even more height. I am now having some very scary moments when my spine has settled down and I walk bent over and I have shortness of breath and a little chest pain. If I push myself up on the drainboard stretching as much as I can it will get better. Also if I lay down it will improve, but I am concerned. It is because I just loose room in my chest area to be able to breath. Is anyone having or have had this type of problem? What did you do about it? Because of my age and medical condition doctors say that surgery really isn't an option for me anymore. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Fri, 01/09/2009 - 7:00pm#1
Scoliosis loss of height shortness of breath