Scoliosis Treatments for Children Parkersburg WV

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Honaker Charles R
(304) 424-4644
600 18th Street Suite 113
Parkersburg, WV
 
Charles F Whitaker III, MD
(304) 424-4961
600 18th St Ste 304
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Russell Miller
(304) 422-6682
1900 Garfield Ave # C
Parkersburg, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Edmunds Christopher J DO
(304) 424-4205
1907 Ann Street
Parkersburg, WV
 
Avington M David MD
(304) 422-8456
1824 Murdoch Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
 
Asco Services
(304) 485-3836
1928 Ohio Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
 
Dr. Orton Carl Armstrong
(570) 271-6304
600 18th St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Ann Marie Straight, MD
604 Ann St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1998

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Cartwright William E MD
(304) 424-4205
1907 Ann Street
Parkersburg, WV
 
Dr. Orton Carl Armstrong
(304) 424-4650
600 18th St Ste 404
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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