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?
Diagnosis is usually done through an X-ray or even scan to check for the abnormality and get a clearer picture.
HOW IS SPINA BIFIDA TREATED?
Treatment for Spina Bifida is carried out via neurosurgery. This happens if the disease is a bit extreme and problem-causing. If the symptoms are not very problematic then physical therapists and occupational therapists are consulted to guide on the same along with following healthy diets. Braces may be needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cesarean birth may be part of the treatment for spina bifida. Many babies with Spina Bifida tend to be in a feet-first (breech) position. If your baby is in this position or if your doctor has detected a large cyst, cesarean birth may be a safer way to deliver your baby.