Chest pain scoliosis

Nobody’s spine is perfectly straight – every spine has a slight curve to it. But if the angle of the curve is 10 degrees or more, the patient is diagnosed with scoliosis. Scoliosis can affect any part of the spine, and if the curve occurs in the upper (thoracic) region of the patient’s back, it can have a significant knock-on effect on that person’s chest. If left untreated, thoracic scoliosis can cause your chest to deform; as the spine becomes more and more twisted, so does the chest. This may even cause a hump to appear as the ribs on one side of your back begin to stick out when bending. Scoliosis patients may also experience chest pains and muscle spasms, and in very severe cases the patient’s lungs and heart may be affected, leading to respiratory problems. These symptoms are caused by the spine curving, which results in the rib cage twisting and changing shape (thereby reducing the space available for the lungs to fully inflate). Thankfully, these severe symptoms are fairly uncommon, and if your spinal condition is treated in time, they can easily be avoided.

How can Scoliosis SOS help?

If you are concerned that your scoliosis is getting worse (progressing), we at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic can help. We are very proud of the excellent results that we achieve without any invasive procedures or side-effects. We treat our patients using the ScolioGold method, a combination of effective non-surgical treatments from around the world, and by using all these different treatments together we’re able to ensure that all aspects of the condition are treated.  Our ScolioGold treatment programmes are tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Treatment aims to help you adopt a more central, balanced posture, whilst reducing any pain/stiffness and reversing the progression of your spinal curve.  If you suffer from scoliosis and you wish to undergo treatment here at the Scoliosis SOS clinic, please do not hesitate to contact us to book an initial consultation.