Scoliosis Treatments for Children Columbus NE

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David E Rohwer
(402) 564-7200
4508 38th Street
Columbus, NE
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Columbus Otolaryngology Clinic - NILA M Novotny MD
(402) 563-4500
4508 38th Street
Columbus, NE
 
Kimberly K Allen
(402) 564-7200
4508 38th Street
Columbus, NE
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Cimpl Richard R MD
(402) 562-3179
4508 38th Street Suite 133
Columbus, NE
 
CCH Pediatric Clinic
(402) 562-3179
4508 38th Street Suite 165
Columbus, NE
 
Deborah M Anderson, MD
(402) 562-4444
PO Box 1066
Columbus, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Columbus Comm Hosp, Columbus, Ne
Group Practice: Cch Pediatrics Clinic

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Kimberly Knopp Allen, DO
(402) 562-4444
4508 38th St Ste 165
Columbus, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.David Rohwer
(402) 564-7200
3775 45th Avenue
Columbus, NE
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr. Kimberly Knopp Allen
(402) 562-4444
3005 19th St
Columbus, NE
Specialty
Pediatrics

Andrea J Bieganski Pa-C
(402) 562-3179
4508 38th Street
Columbus, NE
 
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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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