Scoliosis Treatments for Children Hot Springs National Park AR

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Tracy Lynn Rowe
(501) 321-1314
1920 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Specialty
Pediatrics

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James Janeen H MD
(501) 624-5700
1900 Malvern Avenue Suite 201
Hot Springs National, AR
 
Julia Claudie Togami
(501) 321-1314
1920 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Julia Cope Togami
(530) 892-9121
1920 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Borg Robert V MD
(501) 624-5422
100 Ridgeway Street
Hot Springs National, AR
 
Campbell James W MD
(501) 624-5700
1900 Malvern Avenue Suite 201
Hot Springs National, AR
 
DeNise Louise Capel
(501) 624-4411
105 Reserve St
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Kenneth Duane Hawn
(501) 609-9452
100 Farnsworth St
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jana Marie Martin, MD
(501) 321-1314
1920 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs, AR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Regional Health Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar; National Park Med Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar
Group Practice: Hot Springs Pediatric Clinic

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Gia Degiovanni Miller
(501) 321-1314
1920 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs, AR
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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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