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Nursing care plan for spina bifida occulta?

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If it is true spina bifida occulta meaning there is no open lesion on the lower back there is no special nursing care required.
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Dr. Keith Baldwin answered:

Whats wrong with me if spina bifida occulta?

Abnormal bone

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Spina Bifida occulta is when the back part of the individual vertebrae is not fused together. It is the mildest form of spina Bifida, and many may have it and never know it. It is only of significance if having spine surgery then the surgeon needs to know its there.
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What defines a spina bifida as spina bifida occulta?

Skin covering

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Spina bifida occulta, like open spina bifida, is a congenital malformation involving a problem with closing of the neural tube during development. However, there is not exposed neural tissue in spina bifida occulta. There can be tracts connecting the skin to the spinal cord, or lipomas or bands (tight filum) which can cause neurologic deficit. There can also be bony issues.
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What do I need to know about spina bifida occulta s1?

Usually no problems

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Spina bifida occulta refers to a loss of the posterior elements of one of the vertebrae. It is usually an incidental finding. However, it can on occasion be accompanied by other congenital abnormalities, such as tethered cord, split cord, or tumors.
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Later side afects of low spina bifida occulta? Incontinence?

Very few

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Spina bifida occulta usually is an incidental finding found on an Xray. Rarely does it lead to symptoms. Some people can be symptomatic later in life with an associated "tethered cord syndrome" which can lead to incontinence
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Could I have spina bifida occulta and not know it for years?

Certainly

Most people with Spina Bifida Occulta are unaware of hteir condition and do not have any symptoms from this. Most of the time it doesn't cause any problems.
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What exercises are beneficial with for spina bifida occulta?

Paraspinous strength

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Isometric exercises to strengthen the paraspinous muscles. Swimming is excellent.
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I have spina bifida occulta diagnosed as teen; could it get worse?

Probably not

Spina bifida occulta is the mildest type of spina bifida. So long as you do not have a tethered cord, it will probably not become worse.
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Can spina bifida occulta lead to tailbone pain problems in adults?

No

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spina bifida occulta by itself is an asymptomatic condition. However co-existence of other spinal anomalies can lead to back pain.
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How common is this coccyx pain if spina bifida occulta down there?

Rare

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Most spina bifida occulta is not associated with coccygeal pain. It is typically asymptomatic
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