Height Growth In Adolescents After Scoliosis Surgery?
Hello doctor, in 2017 I had scoliosis surgery. I am currently 16. Can I still get taller? Growth limit to what age huh?
Hello Devi Aulia,
High growth generally stops at the age of 14-15 years for women and at 16 years for men. After that age height increase can occur but very slowly. A person's height is influenced by genetic factors (height of both parents) and environmental factors (nutrition, exercise, rest, etc.). Scoliosis is a form of the spine that curves abnormally to the left or right to form like the letter C or the letter S. Scoliosis increases its curvature because of the growth of the height itself. Patients with scoliosis often experience the following symptoms:
Shoulders are not the same height, hips are not the same height, one of the hips protrudes forward Asymmetrical body shape Short body visible Back pain Shortness of breath Shortness of handling Scoliosis in addition to using a special corset is surgery to correct any abnormalities. To increase height naturally there are several things you can do including:
Consumption of foods with balanced nutrition, especially protein, milk, vegetables, and minerals such as calcium Adequate sleep, for your age you still need to sleep 8-10 hours per day Routine physical activity, regular exercise, practicing gymnastics or yoga to strengthen muscles spine muscles Maintain posture, pay attention to how to stand well, sit well, use a good sleeping pad That is my explanation, hopefully useful.