Scoliosis Treatments for Children Soddy Daisy TN

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Dr. Shahla Amjad Kaukab
(423) 451-0622
8804 Dayton Pike Ste F
Soddy Daisy, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Casandra Lou Cansler, MD
8804 Dayton Pike
Soddy Daisy, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1993

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Caldwell Thomas C MD
(423) 877-2844
2051 Hamill Road
Hixson, TN
 
Dr. Benjamin Wayne Wiley
(423) 874-0125
1008 Executive Dr Ste B
Hixson, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Brannon Carolyn MD
(423) 874-0125
1008 Ring Road
Hixson, TN
 
Dr. Casandra Lou Cansler
(207) 272-4054
8804 Dayton Pike
Soddy Daisy, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Shahla Amjad Kaukab, MD
(423) 451-0622
8804 Dayton Pike Ste F
Soddy Daisy, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Frank R Eldridge, MD
(423) 877-4591
4519 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1966

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Orthopaedic Institute of Chattanooga
(423) 624-6584
2051 Hamill Road
Hixson, TN
 
Northgate Neurology PLLC
(423) 877-1212
2051 Hamill Road
Hixson, TN
 
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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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