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I was diagnosed for scoliosis about a year ago. How will scoliosis affect my height?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Usually no effect

Scoliosis in many people is a mild condition that stabilized (curvature stopped increasing) when they stopped growing taller in their late teenage years.
With mild scoliosis, one does not lose height. However, with more severe abnormal curvatures of the spine, one can lose some height.

In brief: Usually no effect

Scoliosis in many people is a mild condition that stabilized (curvature stopped increasing) when they stopped growing taller in their late teenage years.
With mild scoliosis, one does not lose height. However, with more severe abnormal curvatures of the spine, one can lose some height.
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Depends

Depends on age and severity.
If you are skeletally mature, your scoliosis is likely static, unless it was severe (50 or greater degrees) in which case it will progress by a degree a year. If the scoliosis is severe, it will cause a decrease in height proportional to the angle of the scoliosis.

In brief: Depends

Depends on age and severity.
If you are skeletally mature, your scoliosis is likely static, unless it was severe (50 or greater degrees) in which case it will progress by a degree a year. If the scoliosis is severe, it will cause a decrease in height proportional to the angle of the scoliosis.
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