What is Spina Bifida?

What is Spina Bifida?

It is a condition that affects the spine and is usually apparent at birth. It is a type of neural tube defect (NTD).

It can happen anywhere along the spine if the neural tube does not close all the way. When the neural tube doesn’t close all the way, the backbone that protects the spinal cord doesn’t form and close as it should. This often results in damage to the spinal cord and nerves.

It might cause physical and intellectual disabilities that range from mild to severe. The severity depends on:

  • The size and location of the opening in the spine.
  • Whether part of the spinal cord and nerves are affected.
Spina Bifida

Diagnosis of spina bifida

Diagnosis of SB is usually confirmed during routine blood tests carried out during pregnancy.

Physiotherapy for spina bifida

It can have a significant impact on your child’s functional activities including walking, dressing, and playing games at school throughout their infancy and childhood.

Physiotherapy treatment should start as soon as possible in order to maximise your child’s functional potential and to prevent any secondary complications as they get older.

We render Pediatric Physiotherapy for children with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Erbs palsy and other physically disabled children Physical therapy for patients with mobility problems such as

  • Cardiovascular disease ( e.g. stroke )
  • Pulmonary disease (e.g. COPD, emphysema, pneumonia

Visit us at today at Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic at this address No 2 D Close, Ajumgobia Street, Kado Estate, Abuja or call +234 811 885 6060,

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