I’ve noticed that I’ve been getting new skin folds on my torso that weren’t there before. This is despite neither losing nor gaining any body fat. The only reason I can think of that would produce skin folds when not losing nor gaining body fat would be a loss in the height of the spinal column either due to a disc or vertebral compression fracture, or spondy problem. Then the skin that would usually be stretched taut by the height of the spine would be forced to fold back in on itself, creating skin folds, as it would no longer be stretched taut because the spine has shrunk an inch (and that inch of skin has to go somewhere, it doesn’t magically disappear)…
Now I can’t be sure I’ve shrunk, mainly because I didn’t measure my height before so I have nothing to compare it against, but this is my suspicion. Could anything else except shrinking in the spine be causing these skin folds when I’ve not lost or gained body fat?
I don’t have any significant back pain, but I do notice that when lying down at night there is a bit of an arch in my spine, and if I flatten that arch against the bed there is sometimes a little painless click… Not sure if that indicates a spondy?
Is it possible to have a back condition that causes you to lose height in your twenties without giving you any back pain?
And for those of you with spondys, disc issues - or those of you who actually lost height in your spine for whatever reason, did you notice these skin folds?