Scoliosis Treatments for Children Wasilla AK

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Cecilia Howell-Canada
(907) 745-9449
1830 E Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Therese Kay Tomasoski, MD
1700 Bogard Rd Ste 100
Wasilla, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 2001

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Lentz Ellen FNP
(907) 357-7771
950 Bogard Road Suite 212
Wasilla, AK
 
Karen Dyan Impson, DO
(907) 373-7337
3719 E Meridian Loop Ste D
Wasilla, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1994

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Fell William R PC
(907) 373-1426
935 Westpoint Drive
Wasilla, AK
 
Valley Hospital Imaging
(907) 352-2820
950 Bogard Road Suite 218
Wasilla, AK
 
Valley Urology
(907) 376-9166
950 Bogard Road Suite 207
Wasilla, AK
 
Dr. Karen Dyan Impson
(907) 373-7337
3719 E Meridian Loop Ste D
Wasilla, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Tamara Melissa Krimm
(907) 357-2955
3750 E Country Field Cir
Wasilla, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Milton Kwock Wah Lum, MD
(907) 352-6200
1700 Bogard Rd
Wasilla, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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