A 44-year-old member asked:
does scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alexandre De Moura answered
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 complete physical.
Answered on Apr 5, 2016
Dr. Keith Baldwin answered
14 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine, and does result in a loss of height, but probably not enough to account for short stature. Most scoliosis occurs in the thoracic and lumbar spine and hence probably does not account for a short neck.
Answered on Sep 28, 2015
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