Scoliosis Treatments for Children Crawfordville FL

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Richard Charles Reno, MD
(850) 926-6588
1626 Crawfordville Hwy Ste C
Crawfordville, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1991

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Mussarat Shafiq
(850) 474-7848
710 W Orange Ave
Tallahassee, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Jagannadha Rao Rayavarapu
(850) 878-8201
111 S Magnolia Dr
Tallahassee, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Amelia Alcantara Cardona, MD
(850) 488-9766
1317 Winewood Blvd Ste 435 Bldg E
Tallahassee, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1965

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Efren Carbonell
(850) 878-2173
501 Capital Cir Ne
Tallahassee, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Richard Charles Reno
(850) 926-6588
1626 Crawfordville Hwy Ste C
Crawfordville, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Caulley Fonvielle Soto
(850) 606-8325
710 W Orange Ave
Tallahassee, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Celeste Marie Paquette, MD
(850) 644-3010
Tallahassee, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1980

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Harold Edward Bland, MD
(850) 644-2346
Tallahassee, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1972

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Joann M Schulte, DO
(404) 639-3911
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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