Nursing care plan for spina bifida occulta?

None needed. Spina bifida occulta is usually found as an incidental finding when evaluating the cause of back pain. unless there is an indication of bladder or bowel dysfunction related to a tethered spinal cord there is no need for a nursing care plan.
Spina bifida. If it is true spina bifida occulta meaning there is no open lesion on the lower back there is no special nursing care required.
Spina Bifida. Usually spina bifida occulta doesn't require intervention. Here is info on care for spina bifida: http://www.Nurse-ocha.Com/2009/02/spina-bifida.Html.

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Later side afects of low spina bifida occulta? Incontinence?

Very unusual. Most cases of spina bifida occulta are lumbar. Neurologic involvment is generally evident in early childhood, most severely in myelomeningocele, which is a herniation of nerves and dura external to the spine (ie no longer "occult"). In the absence of this lesion, incontinence should be rare. Note the rare association of tethered spinal cord which may cause incontinence later in life. Read more...
Spina bifida. If you have no neurologic symptoms from spina bifida now, you are unlikely to have them in the future. Symptomatic spina bifida has very complex urologic manifestations with incontinence, uti, and potentially even renal failure. Most people are symptomatic from birth. Read more...
Very few. 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. Read more...
Possible. Spina bifida and occulta an be associated with urinary dysfunction. Incontinence and/or urinary retention can occur. Recommend further evaluation with urologist, urogynecologist or neuro-urologist. Additional testing can clarify causes such as urodynamic testing. Read more...

Is there any known link between scoliosis and spina bifida occulta?

No. Spina bifida occulta is a mild defect of the spine where some of the bones don't completely fuse together to close the spinal canal. Usually occurring at the very bottom of the spine. This diagnosis is usually incidental. And it just may be a coincidence if a patient has both scoliosis and spina bifida occulta. Read more...
Not that I know of. Spina bifida occulta is a failure of the vertebral arch to close completely. It is asymptomatic. In patients with neurologically involved spina bifida, scoliosis (lateral spine curvature) is associated. Read more...
No. Spina bifida occult is a minor congenital variation without symptomatic or pathologic features. Meningomyelocele is major defect in spine where dieect in posterior spine exposes meninges and neural components of spine.These patients usually have problems of urinary and fecal incontinence and problems with legs, not able to walk. Read more...

Is posterior cleft deformity of the sacrum also called spina bifida occulta?

Spina bifida. Spina bifida refers to a deformity or defect within the lumbosacral spine and yes a posterior cleft deformity would be a form of spina bifida. Read more...

What exercises are beneficial with for spina bifida occulta?

Exercises. Spina bifida occulta is by definition a condition diagnosed by x-ray when evaluating a person for back pain ir injury. As its name implies, it does not have symptoms and therefore does not require specific exercises. Read more...
Paraspinous strength. Isometric exercises to strengthen the paraspinous muscles. Swimming is excellent. Read more...