View Full Version : Large torso?

06-29-2008, 03:04 PM
My torso is quite long in proportion to my legs. A couple of physiotherapists I've gone to have actually been quite surprised at how much they had to lower the seat on the stationary bike for me (I'm 5'3" and a half - the half makes a big difference when you're short :) - and they've told me my legs are more the length of someone who is 5'0"). I also find that petite pants (for those 5'3" and under) are sometimes still too long for me.

The odd thing is, if I'm remembering this correctly, two of my vertebrae were removed when I had my surgery for scoliosis when I was 14. I remember they told me I gained an inch or two because the curve was unbent, but I would have gained more had they not had to remove the vertebrae. So what I'm thinking is, if I didn't have scolioisis, or the surgery to fix it, my torso would have been really out of proportion with my legs.

I'm wondering if anyone else has this oddly long torso - maybe there's some sort of connection between long torsos and scoliosis?

06-29-2008, 07:34 PM
Sorry, but it doesn't hold true with me. I always had a relatively short torso compared to my longer legs... Then with the scoli progressing, my torso go even shorter. :eek: