Scoliosis Treatments for Children Sharpsburg GA

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Veronica Caldwell, MD
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Henry Med Ctr, Stockbridge, Ga

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Lewis Walter Jackson, MD
(770) 502-2020
2959 Sharpsburg McCullum Rd Unit A
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr. Tereasa Ann Ballay
(254) 724-2111
190 Jefferson Woods Dr
Peachtree City, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jackson Lewis W MD
(770) 502-2020
2959 Sharpsburg McCullum Unit A
Newnan, GA
 
Haywood Tommie III MD
(770) 486-7000
4000 Shakerag Hill
Peachtree City, GA
 
Edge Mark D MD
(770) 486-7000
4000 Shakerag Hill
Peachtree City, GA
 
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates - Peachtree Ci
(770) 486-7000
4000 Shakerag Hill
Peachtree City, GA
 
Nirmala Seshadri, MD
2959 Sharpsburg McCullum Rd
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kilpauk Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Nirmala Seshadri
(770) 502-2000
2959 Sharpsburg Mccullum Rd
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Jocelyn Daisy Collins
(563) 584-3440
12 Eastbrook Bnd
Peachtree City, GA
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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