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Old 11-06-2003, 05:05 AM   #1
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Dowager's Hump exercise and/or brace

Are there specific exercises that will open up the lung cavity which is cramped by the Dowager's Hump ?

Secondly, is there a brace that can be worn to straighten out the Dowager's Hump so that the lung cavity can be opened?

Doctors say that my Mother's pulmonary capacity is less due to Dowager's Hump and that is partial reason for shortness of breath. Also, she is taking asthma medicine to help. However, the doctor did say part of the problem is the Dowager's Hump that is causing less than 100 per cent breathing function.

Thanks for your help.

 
Old 11-07-2003, 08:03 PM   #2
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Are there specific exercises that will open up the lung cavity which is cramped by the Dowager's Hump ?

Secondly, is there a brace that can be worn to straighten out the Dowager's Hump so that the lung cavity can be opened?

Doctors say that my Mother's pulmonary capacity is less due to Dowager's Hump and that is partial reason for shortness of breath. Also, she is taking asthma medicine to help. However, the doctor did say part of the problem is the Dowager's Hump that is causing less than 100 per cent breathing function.

Thanks for your help.

actually it depends on the extent of the hump but if it is minimal(which doesn't sound like it to me)some surgery can be done but it is very little change. She can try beathing excersises, maybe the pulmonary Dr can get her into physical therapy which can help. Kephosis is basically a permanent hump.

 
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