The term Spina Bifida is used for defining a neurological problem that happens in babies because of problems with the neural tube. The problem is usually mild and symptoms include a small dimple on the back along with a birthmark or even a hairy kind of patch. Some kids would notice a numb sensation on their legs and could have fluid build up in the brain followed with bladder issues.
HOW IS SPINA BIFIDA DIAGNOSED?
When in the womb, in order to diagnose this condition the following tests are done:
1. Blood tests
2. Ultrasound scanning
Depending on these test reports a neurosurgeon diagnoses Spina Bifida
HOW IS SPINA BIFIDA TREATED?
The treatment of Spina Bifida depends upon the severity of the condition and besides medication, Spina Bifida requires surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
The most common location of Spina Bifida is the lower back.