Scoliosis Treatments for Children Logan UT

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Dr. Jamie Beth Odell
(435) 797-2750
261 N 1570 E
Logan, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Bruce Alan O'Very
PO Box 519
Providence, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Craig Wayne Armstrong, MD
(435) 753-7337
2380 N 400 E Ste C
North Logan, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Logan Regional Hospital, Logan, Ut
Group Practice: Primary Care Pediatrics

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Swallow Charles T Urologist
(435) 792-1950
1350 North 500 East
Logan, UT
 
Intermountain Health Care - IHC Kidscare
(435) 792-1933
1350 North 500 East
Logan, UT
 
Jamie Beth Odell, MD
(435) 797-2750
261 N 1570 E
Logan, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1999

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Bruce Alan O'Very, MD
PO Box 519
Providence, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1995

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Bennion Blotter & Wood
(435) 753-7880
2380 North 400 East
Logan, UT
 
Prafulla Martin-Garg
(435) 792-1940
1350 N 500 E
Logan, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

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McWhorter Richard D MD
(435) 792-1950
1350 North 500 East
Logan, UT
 
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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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