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    Does spinal cord operation contribute to loss of height?

    Anyone knows if spinal cord op will contribute to the person's height decrease? I think my height decreased.

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    Hi, yes, I had the same experience. I used to be 165 cm tall before the injury. Now I am only 160 cm. I asked my surgeon, and he said that the trauma to the spine + the surgery was the reason for the 4 cm loss. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by agnes View Post
    Hi, yes, I had the same experience. I used to be 165 cm tall before the injury. Now I am only 160 cm. I asked my surgeon, and he said that the trauma to the spine + the surgery was the reason for the 4 cm loss. ...
    Thanks! I also lost the same amount of height.

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    Hi,
    Yes I would agree that it could contribute. Also, after injury/surgery, a change in posture could also affect height.

    AAd

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    I lost about two feet in height, my length however has remained roughly the same.

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    if they are removing the disc mterial and not putting fusing or placing artifical disc or anything in there to fill the space, that will also cause a height loss
    cauda equina

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    Lurch,two FEET? is that sitting?

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    I gained back more than an inch after they put me back together fusing L345

    Bill

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    hmm, but they have put a titanium cage in my spine in place of the removed vertebrae, but lost height.

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    I gained about 2 inches after fusion
    C-5, 6 SCI. Took about 6 months to walk. Walking full time. Without any assistance since Nov. 2003 and will make a full recovery

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