Scoliosis Treatments for Children Blytheville AR

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Burns Gloria A
(870) 763-1700
1521 North 10th Street
Blytheville, AR
 
Anderson Laurie H MD
(870) 762-5360
1521 North 10th Street Suite C
Blytheville, AR
 
Benjamin AsafO'Boakye, MD
1521 N 10th St
Blytheville, AR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Graduation Year: 1998

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Pediatric & Teens Medical Center
(870) 763-1700
1521 North 10th Street Suite H
Blytheville, AR
 
Abraham Anes W MD
(870) 763-1700
1521 North 10th Street Suite H
Blytheville, AR
 
Russell James D MD
(870) 762-5360
1521 North 10th Street Suite C
Blytheville, AR
 
Hester Karen MD
(870) 762-5360
1521 North 10th Street Suite C
Blytheville, AR
 
Hernandez Jacinto MD
(870) 838-7090
1001 East Moultrie Drive
Blytheville, AR
 
Benjamin Asafo-Boakye
(870) 780-6832
1521 N 10th St Ste F
Blytheville, AR
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Nephrology Associates of Blytheville AR
(870) 776-1464
1409 East Moultrie Drive
Blytheville, AR
 
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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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