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Spina Bifida in Children

About Your Child's Care and Condition

Spina bifida leaves part of the spinal cord unprotected and causes damage to that portion of the cord and nerves. Our doctors are experts in performing new, less invasive procedures to treat this condition. Together, we can give your son or daughter an active, independent life.

Spina bifida literally means "split spine." The most common form, myelomeningocele, is also the most serious. In this type, part of the spinal cord and nerves are exposed through the back, which causes damage, even partial paralysis.