Scoliosis Treatments for Children Prescott Valley AZ

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Osteoporosis Testing Center
(928) 775-6375
3192 North Windsong Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ
 
McCarver James W MD
(928) 772-3336
3051 North Windsong Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ
 
Ralph Lorraine L MD
(928) 772-3336
3051 North Windsong Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ
 
Kartchner Wade MD
(928) 772-8295
3198 North Windsong Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ
 
Berry Dennis W MD
(928) 759-0118
6496 East Highway 69
Prescott Valley, AZ
 
Heikkenen Charles MD
(928) 772-3336
3051 North Windsong Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ
 
Iweha Chioman N MD
(623) 556-5773
4444 West Northern
Prescott Valley, AZ
 
Prescott Valley Primary & Urgent Care Clinic
(928) 772-3336
3051 North Windsong Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ
 
Ponderosa Pediatrics
(928) 772-8295
3198 North Windsong Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ
 
Rainbow Kid's Clinic PLLC
(928) 776-7877
3262 North Windsong Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ
 

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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