Scoliosis Treatments for Children Hartwell GA

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Margaret Ann Sherman, MD
(706) 856-6958
125 W Gibson St
Hartwell, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1987

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David G Dillard MD
(706) 856-6947
194 Cade Street
Hartwell, GA
 
Martin David C MD
(706) 356-5439
13375 Jones Street Suite C
Lavonia, GA
 
David Craig Martin, MD
(706) 356-5439
13375 Jones St
Lavonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1983

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Thomas D Jones
(706) 245-5050
625 Cook St
Royston, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Margaret Ann Sherman
(706) 356-5448
Hartwell, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Mouhammad Hamwy
(706) 376-6570
734 Athens St
Hartwell, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Eva L Dioquino Dolor, MD
(706) 245-7371
Royston, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr. David Craig Martin
(800) 899-8448
13375 Jones St Ste C
Lavonia, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Child Adolescent Medical Providers
(706) 356-5439
13295 Jones Street
Lavonia, GA
 
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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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