Scoliosis Treatments for Children Cabot AR

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Dr. Robert Barrett Choate Jr
(501) 843-0068
913 West Main South
Cabot, AR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Robert Barrett Choate Jr, MD
(501) 843-0068
913 West Main South
Cabot, AR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1977

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Petrus Gary M MD
(501) 605-8430
200 Westport Drive
Cabot, AR
 
Rivendell Behavioral Health Services Outreach in C
(501) 843-9233
802 North 2nd Street
Cabot, AR
 
Ruth Ann Blair, MD
(501) 843-4555
2037 W Main St
Cabot, AR
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Ruth Blair
(501) 843-4555
2037 West Main Street
Cabot, AR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Eye Physicians & Surgeons PLLC
(501) 663-8400
1014 West Main Street
Cabot, AR
 
Battles Lourie MD
(501) 843-0068
913 West Main Street Suite C
Cabot, AR
 
Choate Robert B MD
(501) 843-0068
913 West Main Street Suite C
Cabot, AR
 
Susanne Lassieur Robertson, MD, FAAP
(501) 843-4555
2037 W Main St
Cabot, AR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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