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A 16-year-old male asked:

i've stopped growing since14.i was exactly 170cm, 2 years on, i am still 170cm. i have noticed others have longer spines and i have back pains, links?

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Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Not really: Growth usually stops somewhere between 14 and 16 for both boys and girls. It has a lot to do with hormones and how they stimulate bone. If you are concerned then an x-ray could give your bone age and determine if they're done growing or not. See your dr for this evaluation.

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