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A 25-year-old male asked:

What can cause a the spine to change it's posture?

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Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Posture or curvature: If you mean there is a curve in your spine, when looking from behind, then you may have scoliosis. Have you pcp take a look. If by posture you mean the way it looks from the side there is little you can do to make that different. In the elderly it may be a sign of osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures.
Last updated Mar 23, 2015


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