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Hi there, both my children have sacral dimples and i have realised as an adult so do i. i have weakness with my knees and ibs. should i consult my gp?
Sacral dimple: This is quite normal - we see it in some and in some its not obvious. The latter depends on how much soft tissue overlies that area. ...Read more
2 month old has a sacral dimple, no other symptoms present. So far normal development and normal on exam. Should we still be concerned?
Likely Fine: Most sacral dimples are harmless and don't require any treatment. Rarely sacral dimples are associated with a serious underlying abnormality of the spine or spinal cord. Examples include spina bifida or tethered cord syndrome. The risks of above spinal problems increase if sacral dimple is accompanied by a nearby tuft of hair, skin tag or certain types of skin discolorations. ...Read more
Why did other doctors tell me my infant has a sacral dimple and hes had an ultrasound,now they want an mri done but are telling me he needs surgery?
Depends: Your child might had developmental incomplete closure of the spine wrapping sheets, called spinal dysraphism, or spina bifida, which might have some connection with outside. Or the spinal cord end (resembling a horse tail) is too tight sitting inside and would stretch the spinal cord further as child is growing, which called tethered spinal cord syndrome. MRI would help to diagnose. ...Read more
The Right Practioner: In the U.S. Cranial-sacral work is usually performed by massage or physical therapists. This is different from osteopathy in the cranial field (ocf), which is practiced by physicians (do's, md's & dentists). There have been no peer-reviewed studies that evaluate the effectiveness of either cranial-sacral or ocf at the population level. However, there is anecdotal evidence for ocf effectiveness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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