A recent study, referenced here, has indicated that having a low BMI (Body Mass Index) can increase one’s risk of developing scoliosis, particularly when combined with classical ballet training. Erin Myers of Spiral Spine Pilates was trained in classical ballet, was diagnosed with scoliosis at a young age, and was thin, like most dancers are. She explains how a low BMI can potentially delay the start of puberty, giving scoliosis ample opportunity to affect the spine.

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