Scoliosis Treatments for Children Menomonie WI

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Jacqueline K Souza, MD
2211 Stout Rd
Menomonie, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr. Jacqueline K Souza
(513) 248-1210
2211 Stout Rd
Menomonie, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Adepero O Okulaja, MD
(715) 233-6432
3603 Schneider Ave SE
Menomonie, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ife, Fac Of Hlth Sci, Ife, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr. Adepero O Okulaja
(715) 233-6432
3603 Schneider Ave SE
Menomonie, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Red Cedar Medical Center, Mayo Health System
(715) 265-7321
291 East Oak Street, Box 149
Glenwood City, WI
Services
Wellness Training, Supplements, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Guided Imagery, General Practice, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, CranioSacral Therapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Sarajean Marie Herrmann, MD
(715) 235-9671
2211 Stout Rd
Menomonie, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr. Jason Allan Mohror
(715) 233-6433
3603 Schneider Ave SE
Menomonie, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sarajean M Herrmann
(715) 235-5531
2321 Stout Rd
Menomonie, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Sarajean Marie Herrmann
(715) 235-9671
2211 Stout Rd
Menomonie, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Paula L Lugar OTR/L
(651) 235-6557
W424 N. 2nd St.
Spring Valley, WI
 
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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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