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what is short neck

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
14 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not treated : Short neck is a normal variant. Ocassionally associated with various syndromes such as turner's syndrome, but usually just a normal variant.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
No: Medicine can't change this. I doubt surgery could correct this, and even if it could, it might be much more of an undertaking then you want!
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The length of ones: Neck does not determine if a person is obese or not.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Short neck: Klippel-Feil syndrome = congenital short neck syndrome
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Rafael Marquina
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Necks: Genetics.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: there is really no way to "lengthen" the neck in a skeletally mature adult. Even when we use traction, the minimal lengthening of the neck that occur ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The treatment: Is self- acceptance.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Maybe: There are certain genetic disorders that that can affect you your stature and have related scoliosis. See you orthopaedic spinal specialist for a comp ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Can reduce height: Scoliosis can contribute to shorter height, depending on severity of curvature. With shortness sometimes bone dysplasia contributes. Have you been wo ... Read More

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