Scoliosis Treatments for Children Madison AL

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Martin V Sherrill MD
(256) 539-8168
1105 Jordan Ln
Huntsville, AL
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Pediatrics

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Charlotte Morgan, MD
(216) 772-2037
44 Hughes Rd
Madison, AL
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Pediatrics
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 2002

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Steven Edward Johnson, MD
(256) 772-9074
524 Thoreau Spring Ct
Madison, AL
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Pediatrics
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Male
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 2001

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Digestive Disease Center P C
(256) 519-2890
460 Lanier Road Apt 201
Madison, AL
 
Dr.Kevin Denny
(256) 461-7440
701 Will Halsey Way
Madison, AL
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M
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
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Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Ross-Johnson Angela MD PHYS
(256) 772-0606
105A West Dublin Drive
Madison, AL
 
Kevin Scott Denny, MD
(256) 461-7440
44 Hughes Rd Ste 1400
Madison, AL
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Pediatrics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1988

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Cynthia Jo Dill, MD
(256) 772-2037
44 Hughes Rd Ste 2500
Madison, AL
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Pediatrics
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1994

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Donna Carolan Whitney, MD
(256) 837-1467
103 Pebble Ct
Madison, AL
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Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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Female
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Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Steven Johnson
(256) 461-7440
44 Hughes Road #1200
Madison, AL
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Pediatrician
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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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