Scoliosis Treatments for Children Meridian MS

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Dr. Deborah Jean Downing
(601) 484-3120
6204 14th Ave
Meridian, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Akhtar J Siddiqui, MD
(601) 486-4210
4024 50th St
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Central Mississippi Family Ctr

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Dr. Mary Zita Jackson
Meridian, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Deborah Jean Downing, MD
(601) 484-3120
6204 14th Ave
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Jeff Anderson Reg Med Ctr, Meridian, Ms; Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Family Health Care

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Cowart Mary Ann MD
(601) 693-5862
1203 24th Avenue
Meridian, MS
 
Dr. Roland L Boyd
(336) 789-6267
Meridian, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Akhtar J Siddiqui
(601) 486-4210
4024 50th St
Meridian, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Roland L Boyd, DO
(336) 789-6267
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kenney James A MD
(601) 703-9544
1800 12th Street
Meridian, MS
 
Doorenbos David I MD
(601) 703-3074
1800 12th Street
Meridian, MS
 
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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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