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    Breathing and spasm problems..

    I'm a 44 male C-6-7 Incomplete. Here the last year I've been having problem breathing after getting in my shower chair, moving my back a certain way. I get this spasm on my left side that tighten up where I can't breath for a 1 or 2 minutes. It's pretty scary. I was suppose to go to my Dr 7/31/18 but she canceled and now I can't see her until Nov. something. I was just reclined back in my chair doing some dumb bell exercise when it hit again when I reclined down. I didn't think it was going to relax where I could catch my breath. Anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it? Thanks Brad

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    I definitely suggest a 'back-up' doctor. I recently posted about a service I'm looking into: Visiting Physicians Association. Their web site should indicate if they are in your state.
    Hope you can get this looked into before November.

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    You may want to purchase a pulse oxymeter so you can quickly check your oxygenation level when this occurs. If you drop below 90% when you have trouble with deep breathing you probably need to see a pulmonologist. You can buy a pulse oxymeter on Amazon for around 20.00. Probably a good idea for every sci person to keep one handy.

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    Your level of injury can leave you prone to hypoventilation - low oxygen aeration in your lungs

    i would recommend a visit to pulmonary for pulmonary function test.

    good luck

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    Need to see a respiratory physician and describe the problem. Then the huff and puff test and not blow the house down.

    I have hand and tricep spaz due to Pons lesion, but can still breathe at the moment. (It is diffuse pleural thickening, pleural effusion and hydrothorax that threatens breathing for me.)

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