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Can poor nutrition worsen or cause scoliosis?

At about 16 to 18 years I had anxiety and psychosis in school, due to which I starved myself to 55 kg at 18 years and Im male. Then I went to hospital, I took a pill and gained weight fast. Now Im good.

Anyways, did this starving as a teen cause my scoliosis or worsen it? Its a 25 S curve scoliosis.
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replied June 30th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Starving should not cause scoliosis, there must be other factors to it. More important is its management now. You are candidate for braces and postural physiotherapy correction,consult any good spine surgeon in your area and let them help.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan






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replied July 1st, 2017
Really? Starving and poor nutrition has got nothing to do with scoliosis? Well, thats good if it is so! Smile
So I did not make my scoliosis worse or develop it when I couldnt eat much food at 16 to 18 years - the time when I had psychosis and anxiety.

Can you further explain why poor nutrition and an unhealthy diet do not develop or worsen scoliosis?

Do you know what else would be the cause then?
Is it the genetics?

Thank you!
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