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Toddler Walking Problems Spina Bifida
Hi doctors, can scoliosis cause chest pain ? I had Spina bifida as a child and operated on when born ,walk slightly with curved back.
Neuromuscular : scoliosis causes chest pain. SB is a neuromuscular condition that causes muscle weakness, spasticity or paralysis, making them unable to support the spine, resulting in scoliosis. If not fused in adolescence, scoliosis can progress in adulthood. Premature arthritis of SB includes the spine & worsens with age. Spinal cord tethering can occur at any age. See your SB team for evaluation & treatment ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
I have a hidden spina bifida since i was a kid, but since last week I have pain in the coccyx area whenever i walk, sit or move. What can it be?
Coccyxadynia: U have a occult spinabifida which is not of concern. C a spine guy 4eval. ...Read more
I'd spina bifida, later 1y ago i have untethering due to swelling in the lower spine. from then i've leg weakness.age25 unable to walk,before able to.
Grandbaby born yesterday with spina bifida.Has knee and hip movement and minimal feeling in her feet.Will she be paralyzed or walk with devices..
Prognosis: True prognostication for spinal bifida can only be made over time, most likely after neurosurgery. Factors that will determine good outcomes are if her bowel/bladder functions are intact, whether she had knee and ankle reflexes. First few weeks of life is simply way too early to prognosticate. Tanzid shams, md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Urinary incontinence and constipation, of course. That is lifelong. Problems due to insensitivity of the skin, specifically the bottoms of the feet if the child is able to walk. The extent of the problems depends on the level of the lesion. Lumbosacral? Throacolumbar? Thoracic? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you think I should be working out 3 or 4 times a week if I have spina bifida and knee problems?
Yes, but....: Yes, you should be doing moderate exercise, but as much as your body can tolerate. Don't over do it, otherwise you could potentially cause harm to both of your conditions. Try not to put too much strain on your knees. A good exercise in such situations is swimming. Good luck! ...Read more
Higher than average: I assume from your question that you are relating to a fetus in utero or as yet unconceived. Ultrasound can detect spina bifida prior to birth. For as yet unconceived children, there are genetic causes, such as those of welsh heritage, as well as maternal Folic Acid deficiency in pregnancy. If other family members have given birth to such children, odds of a genetic cause are quite high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not much: Spina bifida oculta is often an x-ray finding that causes no major symptoms . However spina bifida can cause symptoms such as weakness of the legs and bladder problems and occasionally a characteristic loss of the sensation in the so called 'saddle' area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please be specific: Spina bifida & circulation problems r not related. Problems associated with spina bifida are neurosurgical (back pain, nerve compression etc) orthopedic (gait, leg & foot broblems) or urologic (urinary incontince) & taken care of by specialists in those areas. Circulation problems r related to reduced blood flow to certain areas from spasm (raynaud's) kinked or compressed blood vessels & cause pain. ...Read more
Doubtful: Spina bifida occulta is usually just a failure of the arch of the most inferior vertebrae to form fully. It is almost never associated with bowel and bladder dysfunction. That being said, if you are suspicious with persistent symptoms, see your family md for evaluation and possibly an MRI to rule this out. ...Read more
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