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i am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. i suffer from mid and lower back pain. is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

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Dr. Joseph Jeu
43 years experience Family Medicine
No. : No. Physical therapy might help you with your low back pain.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Jonathan Lau
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Not at your age: I do not know of any medical treatments for surgery that can lengthen a spine. Unless you have scoliosis and with surgical or non surgical intervention, straightening the back will make your torso longer and in normal configuration.
Answered on Sep 10, 2013

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