Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida is a variety of spinal deformities that occur when the bones of the spine don’t fuse during fetal development. Damage can be mild to severe and can also affect the brain, nerve and nerve coverings.

Symptoms

The following are the most common symptoms of Spina Bifida.

Individuals may experience symptoms differently.

  • Babies can have enlarged heads
  • some paralysis affecting bladder and bowel functions
  • clubfoot or dislocated hip

Treatments

The following are some available treatments of Spina Bifida.

Please consult with your Hoag physician for a tailored care plan that best suits your situation.

  • Lifestyle Changes 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Pain Management
  • Surgery – a surgical correction may also be required