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My son is 13, 6ft tall and 230 pounds. He has a very bad back. It's curved making him slouch. What can he and I do to prevent further problems?.

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Lose weight

Your son is very much overweight.
That's the #1 reason his back hurts and that it's curved. You, as the parent, need to push this hard for the sake of your son's health now and in the future.

In brief: Lose weight

Your son is very much overweight.
That's the #1 reason his back hurts and that it's curved. You, as the parent, need to push this hard for the sake of your son's health now and in the future.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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