How Will My Children's Spina Bifida Be Managed?

How will my children’s spina bifida be managed?

Your child may need further treatment with nerve, bone, or kidney specialists. Some treatment may last for the rest of his life. Ask your healthcare provider for more information about the following:

  • Medicines may be given to help prevent seizures and infections. He may also need medicine to help him urinate.
  • Physical therapy teaches your child exercises to help improve strength, movement, and balance in his spine and joints. Physical therapy may also decrease pain.
  • Support devices include crutches, braces, a walker, or a wheelchair. He may need one or more of these if his condition is severe.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.