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Second opinion] Hello, I had a question regarding weight loss & its impact on joint health & height. my measurements: weight: 380 Height: 6'2 Age: 20 I planned and have started my weight loss journey. I have currently lost (15Lbs), I wanted to know if losing all the excess weight will relief some of the lower back pain l have been experiencing? I also wanted to know if my weight is possibly compressing my joints in my spine? If l lost this weight could l slightly gain some height as well as relief from my lower back? Thank you.
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Neurologist: DR.EHTISHAM, Doctor replied 7 months ago

To answer your queries I will reply one by one

Firstly loosing excessive weight will definitely help in relieving your low back pain. Spine and joints of lower limbs are considered as weight bearing joints and if you put excessive weight on them they do have a tendency to get damaged due to the extra burden. So reducing weight will definitely help in relieving your low back pain.

Excess weight can compress the vertebra in the spine but whether it has compressed yours or not will depend on your symptoms and signs and MRI findings if it has been done

By loosing weight you are unlikely to gain any significant height as the bones by the age of 20 are already matured and their is usually no bone growth causing an increase in height after 2o-21 years so it is unlikely that you will gain any height on loosing weight

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