The exact cause of pectus excavatum pain explained
The Answer: Not all people suffering from the pectus excavatum condition experience pain. However, in some severe cases it is very common.
Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum are commonly associated with scoliosis. A major role in the pain is due to the poor posture, tightness and weak musculature in the whole upper body area, especially the back and chest muscles. The above mentioned factors, if not treated, may worsen the pectus excavatum pain and overall condition.
Two years ago, I was one of those not so lucky patients who experienced pectus pain. My upper body musculature was weak, I had a lot of muscular tension in my upper body and my posture was very bad.
Does Age Matter in Experiencing Pectus Excavatum Pain?
Most young patients under 12 years don’t experience pectus excavatum pain and shortness of breath. The cause of that is that their chest bones are still soft, flexible and growing. It is critically important for parents to frequently check the posture of their kid.
If you notice even slight slouching of the shoulders, you should seek for an advice to improve the posture of their kid.
Luckily, improving posture is an easy, but fundamental thng thing to do especially if you have the pectus excavatum condition and suffering from pectus excavatum pain, no matter if you are 13 or 56 years old.
What Did a Pectus Excavatum Pain Study Shown?
The study suggested that, following a successfull pectus excavatum non-surgical treatment with proper exercises, stretches and bracing most participants of the study easily reached the expected heart rate during the cycling exercise without becoming symptomatic and experiencing pectus excavatum pain.
Most pectus excavatum patients use this study as substantial evidence that proper working out and stretcing for pectus excavatum results in improved cardiac function and decreasing the pectus excavatum pain related to it, alongside with noticible improvements in self confidence!