Scoliosis Treatments for Children Lima OH

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Sheilla D McNeal, MD
3011 Elijah Pkwy
Lima, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1996

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Sheilla D Mc Neal, MD
Lima, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr. John Saml Liggett Jr
(419) 226-9585
Lima, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Sheilla D McNeal
(212) 562-6042
3011 Elijah Pkwy
Lima, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Shama Ashwinbhai Amin
(419) 999-5516
2455 Balyeat Dr
Lima, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Shama Ashwinbhai Amin, MD
(419) 999-5516
2455 Balyeat Dr
Lima, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Ritas Med Ctr, Lima, Oh

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John Saml Liggett Jr, MD
(419) 226-9585
Lima, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St Ritas Med Ctr, Lima, Oh; Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Oh

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Lima Neurological Associates Inc
(419) 227-4455
60 Hawthorne Drive
Lima, OH
 
Dr. Sheilla D Mc Neal
(973) 972-1880
Lima, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Ramchandra R Nallu, MD, DCH, FAAP
(419) 229-5437
1220 E Elm St Ste 220
Lima, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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