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Alameda, CA
A 20-year-old male asked:

is there any truth in people who have open growth plates don't have spine compression that makes them shorter throughout the day?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Gravity.: Everyone gets a bit shorter at the end of the standing day related to the compressive effects of gravity. The effect is small and in someone who is actively growing that shrinking might be non detectable.

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Last updated Nov 7, 2014

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