Scoliosis Treatments for Children Chandler AZ

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East Valley Rheumatology & Osteoporosis PC
(480) 820-7474
10440 East Riggs Road Suite 202
Sun Lakes, AZ
 
Dr. Angela Marie Zankich
(530) 304-9616
2184 N Bogle Ave
Chandler, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Nicole D Anania, DO
(480) 659-7490
1372 S Cholla Pl
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Dr. Ivia Landro Garelick
(718) 956-2223
Chandler, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Reyna Lynn Cuellar, MD
(480) 262-0470
1580 E San Tan St
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

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Dr. Nicole D Anania
(480) 659-7490
1372 S Cholla Pl
Chandler, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Angela Marie Zankich, MD
(530) 304-9616
2184 N Bogle Ave
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Safeway Pharmacy
(480) 855-9922
1060 East Ray Road
Chandler, AZ
 
Duncan Tang, MD
(480) 243-7277
1422 W Indigo Dr
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr. Aleta Best Da Silva
(480) 753-3522
4523 S Wildflower Pl
Chandler, AZ
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Pediatrics

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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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