Scoliosis Treatments for Children Batavia IL

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Fox Valley Children's Medicine SC
(630) 208-3961
1180 West Wilson Street Suite B
Batavia, IL
 
Dr. Lorene F Eckberg
(630) 978-6635
1S048 Wenmoth Rd
Batavia, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

O'Dwyer John MD
(630) 879-5700
1180 West Wilson Street
Batavia, IL
 
Dr. Lylan Solin Park
(630) 208-3961
1180 W Wilson St Ste B
Batavia, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Palac Susan MD
(630) 879-5700
1180 West Wilson Street
Batavia, IL
 
Dr. Jeffrey Jerome Sroka
(630) 879-2110
725 W Fabyan Pkwy
Batavia, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jeffrey Jerome Sroka, MD
(630) 879-2110
725 W Fabyan Pkwy
Batavia, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Delnor Comm Hosp, Geneva, Il; Rush -Copley Med Ctr, Aurora, Il; Childrens Mem Hosp, Chicago, Il; Provena Mercy Center, Aurora, Il
Group Practice: Dreyer Medical Clinic Batavia Office

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Espinoza Rosemary MD
(630) 879-2110
725 West Fabyan Parkway
Batavia, IL
 
Daniel Jay Schulman, MD
(708) 208-3961
1180 W Wilson St Ste B
Batavia, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Delnor Comm Hosp, Geneva, Il
Group Practice: Fox Valley Children's Medicine

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Kataria Meera MD
(630) 879-2110
725 West Fabyan Parkway
Batavia, IL
 
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Managing Scoliosis in Young Children

Scoliosis or curvature of the spine can affect young children under the age of five. In this article doctors from the Naval Medical Center in San Diego review what causes this condition and how to treat it. Newer surgical methods of treatment are highlighted. Details of the exam are also included.

Although some cases of early onset scoliosis occur for no apparent reason, most are caused by some other problem. This could be deformity of the vertebra, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, or some other neurologic condition.

MRIs should be done with all young patients whose curves measure 20 degrees or more. The authors suggest this because many of the young children with scoliosis also have hidden spinal cord or brain abnormalities.

Treatment depends on the size of the curve. Curves less than 20 degrees are followed with X-rays every four to six months. If the curve stabilizes, then an exam every one to two years is enough. For curves greater than 20 degrees casting, bracing, or both is advised for at least two years.

If a curve continues to get worse, then surgery to fuse the spine may be needed. The spine does stop growing when fused so this is not the best solution. Another option is the use of "growing rods." Rods are placed on both sides of the spine. The rods are lengthened every six months as the child grows. fusion can be delayed until much later.

What's ahead in the treatment of this problem? The authors say the search is on for better ways to correct...

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