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Doctor insights on: Growth On Spine

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Does delayed puberty affect the growth of the spine/torso?

Does delayed puberty affect the growth of the spine/torso?

Not usually as the : Same body signals fir puberty are the same for skeletal maturity/growth unless there is a medical condition or a syndrome related to the delay that may also manifest itself in terms of the spine. ...Read more

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Hi i'm boy and i'm goalkeeper my height is 181 and 20 I heard from a doctor that growth plates Vertebral spine open till 23 years Can I get growth 2 ?

Hi i'm boy and i'm goalkeeper my height is 181 and 20 I heard from a doctor that growth plates Vertebral spine open till 23 years Can I get growth 2 ?

Growth last year?: If there was growth over the past 12 months, probably will grow some more this year. Otherwise, growth is done. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person can do to affect height. ...Read more

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How can electrical bone growth stimulator help with spine fusion?

How can electrical bone growth stimulator help with spine fusion?

Perhaps: The basic science shows effectiveness, but its use in people has produced conflicting results. It may be useful if you are at risk for not healing a fusion. Some risk factors include tobacco use, prior failed attempts at fusion in the same area of your back, multiple level fusion. Talk to your doctor. Check to see if your insurance covers it. ...Read more

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19 yo male im 5'6. Dad=5'11, mom=5'2. Dad inseam=32, my inseam=32. I've never had the pubertal growth spurt. Could my spine still have a growth spurt?

19 yo male im 5'6. Dad=5'11, mom=5'2. Dad inseam=32, my inseam=32. I've never had the pubertal growth spurt. Could my spine still have a growth spurt?

No: The majority of your "growth" is thru your legs. Your growth plates here are more than likely closed which typically occurs by age 18. Your shoulders may still get broader as your collarbone growth plates are some of the last to fuse. Unfortunately you may be on the shorter side. There are worse things in life my friend. ...Read more

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I'm a 19 year old male, 5'6" with a short spine. Dad is 5'11" mom is 5'2" I have a inseam of 33", same as dad, who is normal. Never had the pubertal growth spurt. Can I have a growth spurt in my spine?

I'm a 19 year old male, 5'6" with a short spine. Dad is 5'11" mom is 5'2" I have a inseam of 33", same as dad, who is normal. Never had the pubertal growth spurt. Can I have a growth spurt in my spine?

Very unlikely but...: I am sorry to tell you that most men stop growing around age 18- but occasionally some will grow until age 21 or so. Taking measures to increase your production of growth hormone might help, but if your growth plates have closed (like most 19 yo's) then you've reached your max. See "http://www.Thebodywellusa.Com/blog/dr-mike-carraghers-top-10-ways-to-increase-your-human-growth-hormone-hgh-levels". ...Read more

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When does the spine growth stop on males and females? Some say 20, some 25. Which is the correct answer ?

When does the spine growth stop on males and females? Some say 20, some 25. Which is the correct answer ?

It typically varies : From patient to patient. Females approximately at age 14 years (give or take a year or two); in males approximately age 16 years (give or take a year or two).Guys typically hit their growth spurt later than females. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the spine to catch up growing with long bones? E.G. After the long bone growth plates are through, the spine grows to proportion?

Is it possible for the spine to catch up growing with  long bones? E.G. After the long bone growth plates are through, the spine grows to proportion?

Yes unless you have : An undiagnosed spine problem like a scoliosis or kyphosis which can make the trunk appear to be shorter. There is still some bone growth until early 20's. ...Read more

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How much growth would you expect the fused portion of my spine to have grown had it been left unfused?

How much growth would you expect the fused portion of my spine to have grown had it been left unfused?

That is dependent on: Your age at the time of surgery, the level of the surgery and the number of vertebrae fused. ...Read more

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Iam 21. My growth plates r closed iguess. But my spine can still grow right? And add few inches to my height?

Iam 21. My growth plates r closed iguess. But my spine can still grow right? And add few inches to my height?

Not likely...: By 21 years of age most human beings have reached their adult height. It is not likely your spine is going to take off on it's own and grow "a few inches" while the rest of your bones stay the same! not to worry. Physical height won't hold you back unless you're dead set on being a pro basketball player! ...Read more