I have a double S curve of 50 plus degrees and was placed in a plaster body cast at 13 to 15. I'm now having back pain, shortness of breath, my organs are practically pushing out my belly. I use an exercise ball to stretch. In addition I have extensive osteoarthritis in my hands, feets, neck, etc. I am using acupuncture for pain relief and control of my high blood pressure. I am active in real estate and provide child care for my great niece and nephew. Is there a brace that will help me? I use an old Homedics "TheraP" multi-panel back brace but it is no longer giving me enough support.
I am a Kaiser member, my primary care physician sees "cosmetic", I finally got referred to the ortho dept and physical theraphy, they don't know what to do with me. That is only part of what I need. All the extra skin and muscle gets "caught up" in my ribs and I cannot function. Because I am still flexible, they just don't see what I try to tell them. I'm not looking for a "tummy tuck", I'm hoping someone else has had my problems and found a way to improve their mobility. I've lost 2 inches in my torso, my ribs are almost touching my hips.
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