A 22 year old male asked. Spina bifida treatment depends on the severity of the condition.
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Spina bifida treatment in adults. Proper folic acid supplementation may reduce the risk of defects like spina bifida by 40 to 100 percent. 8 years experience orthopedic surgery. Spina bifida treatment in adults.
Clinical consensus neurosurgery should assist the patient and family in identifying an adult neurosurgery provider and facilitate and support completion of transitional care. According to the spina bifida association a regular routine of stretching exercises can relieve that pain and keep your spine limber 1 2. Hospitalizations of adults with spina bifida and congenital spinal cord anomalies.
Unfortunately there are not enough providers who are trained to provide care for adults living with spina bifida. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 2010 apr 91 4 529 35. My wife was just diagnosed with spina bifida occulata age 23.
About half of people living with spina bifida in the united states are adults. The spina bifida association conservatively estimates that there are 70 000 people living in the united states with the condition. Follow adults of 18 years at 12 month intervals in an adult spina bifida clinic setting.
In 2005 the cdc approximated that about 18 cases of myelomeningocele per 100 000 live births occur in the united states. Spina bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect. For many years the medical community has focused on providing care for children and offers many children s clinics throughout the country.
Nerve function in babies with spina bifida can worsen after birth if spina bifida isn t treated. The treatment for spina bifida will be different for each person because symptoms and severity can vary. Many people with spina bifida are allergic to products that contain latex or natural rubber.
In some cases especially in spina bifida occulta there may not be any treatment needed. Dicianno be wilson r. Perform hamstring stretches lower back and hip flexor stretches as well as heel stretches daily to prevent the discomfort.
What s the treatment for something like this. In spina bifida occulta symptoms may be barely noticeable. Myelomeningocele is the most severe type.
They said it s mild. Surgery and other treatment options can improve the quality of life for a person with severe. A common symptom of spina bifida occulta is persistent lower back pain 1.
Latex natural rubber allergy. Spina bifida occulta often doesn t require any treatment at all but other types of spina bifida do.