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A 21-year-old male asked:

could a condition of scoliosis affect body weights? i have a slight scoliosis and i'm underweight now. should i seek treatment from chiropractors?

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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Scoliosis: Idiopathic scoliosis typically affects tall lean females most frequently. The scoliosis is not affecting your weight, your body habitus is consistent with those that are affected by idiopathic scoliosis. At 21, you are past skeletal maturity and not likely to rapidly progress at this point, depending on the magnitude of the curve.
Dr. Jason Gittman
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Scoliosis: Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, should have no effect on your weight. The vast majority of people with scoliosis do not require any form of treatment throughout their lifetime. That includes chiropractic treatment, which would be of no benefit to you.

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