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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Abnormal curvature of the spine is a symptom in which a person's spine has sideways curvature (either to the left or to the right), or has too little or too much curvature in the front-back direction. Normal front-back spine curvatures exist in the neck, the chest, the lower back, ...Read more


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Does scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?

Does scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?

Maybe: There are certain genetic disorders that that can affect you your stature and have related scoliosis. See you orthopaedic spinal specialist for a complete physical. ...Read more

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I am 4'7 and i was born with scoliosis. Does having scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?

I am 4'7 and i was born with scoliosis. Does having scoliosis have anything to do with me being short and having a short neck?

Possibly: There are some cases of scoliosis that are associated with other musculoskeletal disorders. Klippel-feil syndrome, for example, is a condition in which patients have a partially fused, short neck and 60percent of them also have an associated scoliosis. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me: are u fat if you have a short neck?

Can you tell me: are u fat if you have a short neck?

The length of ones: Neck does not determine if a person is obese or not. ...Read more

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I have a short neck, and I want it to appear longer, is there anyway to elongate it's appearance?

I have a short neck, and I want it to appear longer, is there anyway to elongate it's appearance?

Clothing: Talk to clothing consultant in one of the higher end stores. You may get good information simply off the internet. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a really short neck and it's been bothering me for a while. Is there any way to lengthen it?

What to do if I have a really short neck and it's been bothering me for a while. Is there any way to lengthen it?

No: there is really no way to "lengthen" the neck in a skeletally mature adult. Even when we use traction, the minimal lengthening of the neck that occurs is not long standing. If you are having a lot of pain with it, the bigger question is to more precisely determine where the pain is coming form, as having a short neck is not in and of itself usually associated with pain. consider being seen. ...Read more

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How can I treat a short neck?

How can I treat a short neck?

Usually not treated : Short neck is a normal variant. Ocassionally associated with various syndromes such as turner's syndrome, but usually just a normal variant. ...Read more

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I have a short neck, is there anyway to elongate it?

No: Medicine can't change this. I doubt surgery could correct this, and even if it could, it might be much more of an undertaking then you want! ...Read more

Short Neck (Definition)

Short neck is a trait in which a person has a shorter neck than normal, compared to the average person from ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

Scoliosis is a condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more