View Full Version : Breathing improvement after surgery?

11-28-2009, 09:47 PM
Hi all. Has anyone noticed improved breathing and better posture after surgery? I've noticed that I get out of breath faster lately, since concave left side of my back has gotten more pronounced. I'm scheduled for posterior surgery with Dr. Boachie on June 2nd. My curve is 90 degrees. I'm hoping to feel better and that I can do more. Thanks, Joy

11-29-2009, 12:34 AM
I didn't have breathing issues. If anything, I feel I have not been able to regain the same degree of fitness I had pre-op. I find going up a slope more of an effort than pre-op. But that could improve with time. I am 9 months post-op in four days.

But with a 90 degree curve, it's very likely impacting your lungs so my opinion would be that you'll find an improvement and not only with your breathing.

Hopefully, someone who had the same sized curve as you will be able to give you more of an idea. All the best, Joy!

11-29-2009, 02:18 AM
Definitely a better posture. My right lung was working at 50% capacity, so said my GP, however, i am not entirely sure this was related to my scoli. I kept telling him at the time that I felt I was allergic to the antibiotics he had prescribed for my chest cold. I felt much better after stopping them.

11-29-2009, 09:40 PM
Strangely, with as big of a curve as I had, I had no breathing issues and found it was still fine after surgery. I guess we are all so different. Janet