Scoliosis Treatments for Children Lincoln Park MI

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Downriver Pediatric Associates PC
(313) 928-4747
3516 Fort Street
Lincoln Park, MI
 
Dr. Dionisia Atienza Sy
(313) 928-4747
3516 Fort St
Lincoln Park, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Nichols Wallace Jr MD
(313) 928-4747
3516 Fort Street
Lincoln Park, MI
 
Glinda P Tugade Noceda, MD
(313) 928-4747
3516 Fort St
Lincoln Park, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, General Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, Mi; Henry Ford Wyandotte Hosp, Wyandotte, Mi
Group Practice: Downriver Pediatrics

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Kowalsky Steven W MD
(313) 386-9300
14801 Southfield Road
Allen Park, MI
 
Shelley V Street, MD
(313) 386-3896
PO Box 843H
Lincoln Park, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr. Glinda P Tugade Noceda
(313) 928-4747
3516 Fort St
Lincoln Park, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dionisia Atienza Sy, MD
(313) 928-4747
3516 Fort St
Lincoln Park, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, Mi
Group Practice: Downriver Pediatrics

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Dr. Shelley V Street
(313) 386-3896
PO Box 843H
Lincoln Park, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Medbill
(313) 381-8787
14575 Southfield Road
Allen Park, MI
 
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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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