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Should l stop using the CPap machine? And what is a Lordosis?

RobsRobs Member Posts: 49 Courageous
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  • RobsRobs Member Posts: 49 Courageous
    Hi since l had spinal surgery, for Scheuermanns Decease 16 years ago, l was being admitted into hospital about three or four times per year, with breathing difficulties. At that time l was told that l have non obstructed sleep apnea and given a CPap machine, which l use every night as my blood saturation levels fall to around 84%. 
    However, 16 years on and l have recently been seen by a neurologist and had a CT scan, the doctor advised me that l do not and never have had any type of apnea, but l do have a severe Lordosis affecting my neck. Should l stop using the CPap machine? And what is a Lordosis, l have had surgeries for spinal kyphosis and scoliosis.
  • SleepPractitionersSleepPractitioners Member Posts: 43 Courageous
    Hi Robs
    It's not in our place to advise on the use of the CPAP machine, you should ask that question of your medical team, you have asked what Lordosis is I have added this link for you to take a look at
    Maxine and Angie
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